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 the successful repatriation of Czechoslovak gold held by the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold; the fulfilment of Anglo-Czechoslovak and American-Czechoslovak agreements concerning the repayment of debts owed by Czechoslovakia; the modalities for the simultaneous handover of gold and repayment of debts; and the impact of the settlement of these agreements on Anglo-Czechoslovak relations. Other subjects discussed in the file include the role of America during the negotiation of the agreements with Czechoslovakia; the provision of compensation in Britain for individuals with private claims against Czechoslovakia; the exchange rates used on claims against Czechoslovakia; and the removal in Britain of Custodian of Enemy Property controls with respect to Czechoslovakia. Documents in the file include copies of the Anglo-Czechoslovak and American-Czechoslovak financial agreements.
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