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The Tripartite Conference in Moscow, October 18-November 1, 1943,   pp. 513-781 PDF (95.8 MB)

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   (d) Collaboration on an international basis dealing with matters
           such as food and agriculture, transport and communica-
           tions, finance and trade, and I.L.0.24
   (e) Any specific matters either of the other Governments wishes
           to raise.
4. Methods of dealing with current political and economic is8ues and
     those which may arise as the war progresses.
  Our proposal is that matters on which it is found desirable for the
three Governments to consult should be dealt with in Moscow, Lon-
don, or Washington as may be most appropriate on an ad hoc basis by
the permanent diplomatic representatives in each capital. Experts
could be sent if desired to participate depending upon the character
of the subjects under discussion. This is not intended to preclude the
holding of international or tripartite conferences as occasion may
make desirable.
  We will be prepared to discuss at the October Moscow Conference
any current issues proposed by either of the other two Governments
on which it may be found timely to consult.
                           ANNEX No. 1 25
         Tentative Draft of a Joint Four-Pow~er Declaration
  The Governments of the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet
Union and China:
  united in their determination, in accordance with the Declaration
by the United Nations of January 1, 1942, and subsequent declarations,
  24 International Labor Organization.
  25This is the first of two drafts for a Joint Four-Power Declaration prepared
on August 11, the second being a slight revision of this one. The only changes
were that paragraph 8 in this draft was changed to paragraph 7 in the new
draft, while paragraph 7 in this draft became paragraph 8 and was changed
to read: "That they will confer and cooperate to bring about a practicable
general agreement with respect to the regulation of armaments in the post-
war period."
  The two drafts apparently became confused. The first draft attached to
the file copy of the memorandum to President Roosevelt of September 14, here
printed, is the draft sent to Moscow in telegram No. 874, September 18, 7
printed on p. 528, and is also the draft filed with the Moscow Conference
as "Conference Document No. 3" (see bracketed note, p. 705).
The second draft is printed in Department of State, Postwar Foreign Policy
Preparation, 1939-1945 (Washington, 1949) p. 553, and is there described
as "Document as taken by Secretary of State (Hull) to First Quebec Con-
ference and the Moscow Conference, 1943." (Documentation on the First
Quebec Conference, August 17-24, is scheduled for publication in a subsequent
volume of Foreign Relations.) This draft was apparently the one given to
the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Eden) at Quebec and is

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