Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 196

No. 513
Proposal of the Soviet Delegation1



Preparation of a Peace Treaty With Germany and Convening of a Conference on a German Peace Treaty

In conformity with the understanding previously reached by the Governments of the U.S.A., Great Britain, France and the U.S.S.R. on the procedure for the preparation of a peace treaty with Germany, the Deputies of the Foreign Ministers of the Four Powers will be instructed to prepare, within three months, a Draft peace treaty with Germany.
The Allied States whose armed forces took part in the war against Germany will be given the opportunity of presenting their views on a peace treaty with Germany while the Draft peace treaty is in preparation;
Provision will be made for appropriate participation of representatives of Germany at all stages in the preparation of the peace treaty. Pending formation of a provisional all-German Government, representatives of the existing Governments of Eastern Germany and Western Germany will participate in the preparation of the Draft peace treaty with Germany;
A Peace Conference will be convened within six months, and in any case not later than October, 1954, with the participation of the States duly concerned and also of representatives of Germany, to consider the Draft peace treaty.
  1. This proposal was introduced at the seventh plenary on Feb. 1. For a record of that meeting, see Sectos 65 and 66, Documents 398 and 399.