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Korea (Joint Commission)

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how international affairs have developed in Korea since the Moscow Agreement of 1945 was made by which Korea was to be placed under Four Power Trusteeship for five years and under a provisional Government in which Koreans were to share, prior to the country becoming an independent State.

Under the terms of the Moscow Agreement a joint United States —Soviet Commission was duly convened in Korea in March, 1946. A deadlock was reached over the question of consultation with Korean democratic organisations and the Commission was adjourned sine die on 8th May, 1946, when the Soviet delegate was recalled on the orders of the Soviet Command in Northern Korea. Mr. Marshall has proposed to Mr. Molotov that the Commission should be reconvened, and the latter has replied agreeing that it should meet again on 28th May.