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October 01, 1949

GROMYKO'S DIARY ENTRY OF 1 OCTOBER 1949

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    Gromyko's entry of 1 October 1949, in his daily record, detailing his individual meetings with American Ambassador Kirk, British Ambassador Kelly, and French Charge d'Affaires Frankfort.
    "Gromyko's diary entry of 1 October 1949," October 01, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Library of Congress https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111005
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Secret, copy 1

From the diary of
A. A. Gromyko October 4, 1949
No. 175/ag

RECEPTION

OF U.S. AMBASSADOR KIRK, BRITISH AMBASSADOR KELLY, AND FRENCH CHARGE D'AFFAIRES FRANKFORT

October 1, 1949

Today I invited U.S. Ambassador Kirk, British Ambassador Kelly, and French Charge d'Affaires Frankfort, who visited me separately between 1900 and 2000.

I told each of them that I have been instructed by the Soviet government to present a note on the question of creating a separate government for West Germany.

Kirk, Kelly, and Frankfort said they would make the text of the note known to their governments immediately.

Frankfort, accepting the text of the note, asked me if the note was analogous to those notes handed today to the British and American ambassadors in Moscow.

I said that the text of the note to the French government was analogous to the texts of the notes to the English and the American governments.

Kirk, who recently returned from a trip to Stalingrad, shared in conversation his impression from the excursion, saying that he was very much satisfied with the trip. Kirk also reported that he plans to leave Moscow within the next few days and visit France and a few other countries in Western Europe.

DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
OF THE USSR
[signed] A. Gromyko