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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1951. Europe: political and economic developments (in two parts)
(1951)

Yugoslavia,   pp. 1677-1872 PDF (70.3 MB)


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of the economic condition of Yugoslavia.      He presented to Mr.
Bonbright a folder containing the following information:
  Balance of payments for 1951-1953.
  Capital goods imports, with a summary.
  A summary of the import program for machinery and equipment
proposed to be financed by the IBRD.
The Ambassador stated that this information was the essence of
the material presented by his Government in connection with nego-
tiations with the IBRD.
                                          J[AMES] C.H. B[ONBRIGHT]
  5 Ambassador Popovi6 called on Assistant Secretary of State Perkins on
January
25 to offer whatever information might be helpful in connection with Perkins'
pro-
spective visit to Yugoslavia in February and to discuss in general terms
the current
status of the Yugoslav financial deficit. (Memorandum of conversation, January
25,
868.OOR/1-2551)
                              No. 838
033.1100/1-2651: Telegram
  The Ambassador in Yugoslavia (Allen) to the Secretary of State 1
SECRET     PRIORITY             BELGRADE, January 26, 1951-3 p.m.
   976. On occasion of my presentation of Congressman Kennedy 2
to Tito last night, cordial and frank conversation took place which
brought out several new points.
   In general response to Kennedy's inquiries regarding Yugoslav
Government's attitude on Korea, rearmament of Germany, Yugo-
slav need for arms, etc., Tito made significant remark that Yugo-
slav attitude would be made clearer "very soon". I asked how this
would be done. He smiled and said he thought I would understand.
(This was doubtless reference to my recent talks with Kardelj re-
ported in mytels 952, January 23 3 and 956, January 24 4).
  Kennedy pointed out that reluctance of Yugoslavia and other
countries to support adequately US efforts on behalf of collective
security in Korea was likely to turn Americans towards isolation-
ism. Tito replied that collective security is world-wide problem and
might fail if undue effort were expended in peripheral areas.
  1 Repeated for information to London, Paris, and Moscow.
  2 Senator John F. Kennedy visited Yugoslavia during a tour of seven European
countries in late January and early February 1951. According to Ambassador
Allen,
Kennedy's visit with Tito was "highly successful". (Telegram 975
from Belgrade,
January 26, 033.1100/1-2651)
  3 Not printed, but see footnote 2, Document 836.
  4Ibid.
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