Letter to the Italian Ambassador Regarding Trieste.
[ Released April 14, 1948. Dated April 9, 1948 ]
My dear Mr. Ambassador:
I have read with pleasure your letter of March twentieth, concerning the proposal of this Government, together with the Governments of the United Kingdom and France, for the return of the Free Territory of Trieste to Italy.
I wish to take this opportunity to express to you again the friendship and good will which the American people feel towards the people of Italy.
Very sincerely yours,
HARRY S. TRUMAN
[His Excellency Signor Alberto Tarchiani, Ambassador of Italy]
Note: Ambassador Tarchiani's letter of March 20th, in which he expressed the gratitude of the Italian Government and people for the decision to return Trieste, was released with the President's reply.
Harry S. Truman, Letter to the Italian Ambassador Regarding Trieste. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/229278