124. Editorial Note

On January 10 Foreign Minister Gromyko summoned Chargé Davis to the Foreign Ministry and handed him a note transmitting a draft peace with Germany and answering the U.S. note of December 31, 1958. (See Document 118.) The Soviet note reiterated the points made in its November 27, 1958, note (see Document 72) and called for a conference to draft the final peace treaty on Germany. The Embassy in Moscow transmitted the Soviet note to the Department in telegram 1405, January 10. (Department of State, Central Files, 662.001/1–1059) Copies of this note were also given to the other NATO countries with Ambassadors in Moscow and to various Soviet bloc members. The Russian-language text was printed in the Soviet press on January 11. For text of the note with the attached draft peace treaty, see Department of State Bulletin, March 9, 1959, pages 333–343.