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 of Czechoslovak 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; the amount of gold to be transferred; arrangements for the transfer of the gold; and the procedures for Czechoslovakia to make the required payments to Britain and America. Other subjects discussed in the file include the insurance of the gold; arrangements for the verification of the gold; guarantees for the secretary-general of the Tripartite Commission against personal loss incurred during the transfer; the publicity given to the agreements; and the successful completion of the gold transfer and dept repayments. Documents in the file include the programme for the fulfilment of the agreements.
united kingdom france insurance refugees albania poland united states of america publicity austria banking czechoslovakia debt repayments dissidents gold international relations restitution switzerland diplomatic representation second world war economics and trade speeches american foreign policy bank of england international debt foreign assets financial agreements Czechoslovak foreign policy anglo-czechoslovak relations british foreign policy parliamentary questions American-Czechoslovak relations letters from members of the public British press Czechoslovak press financial claims against foreign countries B.B.C. Austrian-Czechoslovak relations Czechoslovak-French relations Second World War Aftermath multilateral talks Bohuslav Chňoupek David Trefgarne