Czechoslovakia: Restitution of Czechoslovak Gold and Settlement of UK Claims against Czechoslovakia
1 January 1982
A file of documents concerning the restitution of Czechoslovak gold and the settlement of British claims against Czechoslovakia. Subjects discussed in the file include an agreement for the repatriation to Czechoslovakia of gold held by the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold; Anglo-Czechoslovak and American-Czechoslovak agreements concerning the repayment of debts owed by Czechoslovakia; arrangements for the signature of these agreements; the publicity of the signing ceremonies; and the outcomes of multilateral meetings concerning the implementation of the agreements. Other subjects discussed in the file include arrangements for the transfer of the gold to Czechoslovakia by the Swiss Bank Corporation; the insurance of the gold; the amount of gold to be transferred; possible mechanisms for the verification of the gold; and provisions for the handover of gold and the repayment of debts to occur simultaneously. Documents in the file include a timetable of action for the implementation of the agreements.
united kingdom france insurance refugees albania poland united states of america terrorism publicity banking compensation czechoslovakia debt repayments gold international relations law loans restitution statistics switzerland second world war economics and trade film american foreign policy bank of england international debt foreign assets financial agreements french foreign policy Czechoslovak foreign policy anglo-czechoslovak relations british foreign policy American-Czechoslovak relations financial claims against foreign countries Second World War Aftermath multilateral talks Bohuslav Chňoupek John Rich