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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1947. Eastern Europe; The Soviet Union
(1947)

Bulgaria,   pp. 136-195 PDF (22.7 MB)


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BULGARIA
THE REESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BUL-
GARIA; EFFORTS BY THE UNITED STATES TO ASSIST IN THE
PRESERVATION OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS IN BULGARIA;
TERMINATION OF THE ALLIED CONTROL COMMISSION FOR
BULGARIA1
874.00/1-447: Telegram
The Representative in BRgaia (Barnes) to the Secretary of State
SEICRET                              SOFIA, January 4, 1947  4 p. nm.
  6. I had hour and half talk with Kimon Georgiev this anm. First
conversation with him isince he became Foreign Minister 2_in fact
first real discussion since I saw him to present Secretary's letter (see
mytel 798, October 2 3). Explained failure to seek him out earlier by
fact that I had so many times stated US point of view to him on Bul-
garian issue without great effect that there had seemed no point since
elections in rehashing old subjects. He was most anxious to have my
estimate of probable development US-Bulgarian relations near future.
Told him I had had no news whatever from Washington since forma-
tion new government but that if he wished my own personal estimate,
for what it might be worth, it was:
  1. Elections had given opposition voice in GNA. On assumption
government prepared to forego totalitarian methods at least to extent
of permitting opposition to continue in Parliament and to have press
then.
  2. I envisaged signature of treaty by US on February 10.4
  3. Early presentation of treaty Senate for ratification and
  1For previous documentation regarding the interest of the United States
in
the establishment and maintenance of democratic government in Bulgaria, see
Foreign Relations, 1946, vol. vi, pp. 46 ff.
'Kimon Georgiev, Chairman of the Bulgarian political party People's Union
Zveno; Bulgarian Prime Minister from September 9, 1944 to November 21, 1946.
Following the Bulgarian national elections of October 27, 1946, a new Bulgarian
Cabinet was formed by Prime Minister Georgi Dimitrov, Secretary General of
the
Bulgarian Communist Party. In that Cabinet, Georgiev was named Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs (from November 23, 1946).
3 Foreign Relations, 1946, vol. vi, p. 150.
4 The Treaty of Peace with Bulgaria was signed in Paris on February 10; treaty
ratification was desposited in Moscow on September 15, at which time the
treaty
went into effect. For documentation on the signing, ratification, and deposit
of
ratification of the treaties of peace with Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania,
see
volume III.
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