No. 60
The High Commissioners for Germany of the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany 1

Mr. Chancellor: In the course of our recent conversations you asked us to confirm that the right relating to Germany as a whole reserved by the Three Powers in Sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph 1A of the Convention on Relations between the Three Powers and the Federal Republic of Germany cannot be interpreted as permitting them to affect adversely the relations established between themselves and the Federal Republic by the Conventions signed today.

We have the honor to inform you that our Governments do not interpret the right in question as permitting the Three Powers to derogate from their undertakings to the Federal Republic in the Conventions signed today.

For the Government of the United States of America
John J. McCloy
U.S. High Commissioner for Germany

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For the Government of the Republic of France
A. Francois-Poncet
French High Commissioner for Germany

For the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ivone Kirkpatrick
U.K. High Commissioner for Germany
  1. Source: Reprinted from Senate Q and R , p. 155.