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February 18, 1949
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Sanitized - Ap roved ForRelease : CIA-RDP82-0045780024 O'230Q 2-2 CLAS -V,~S` /rC;PROL - ONLY EN T R4L' INT LLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. ICI FORMATION R R?RT CD NO. COUNTRY Czechoslovakia SUBJECT Comir4orm Meeting ixi,l'rague~ :., -, PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1A6a DATE DISTR. 18 F,bt?ua r 1949 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) REPORT NO. A Cominform meeting is now being held in Prague. Belgium and France are represented at the meeting by Edgar Lalmand, Secretary General of the Belgian Communist Party, and Arthur Ramette, member of the Political Bureau of the French Communist Party. Comment. Rumors of an impending Cominform meeting have EMIEr been unusua ly numerous since January 1949 The first indication, however, that the Cominform may actuall session in Prague was noted when Edgar Lalmand appliec25X1 A2g for a transit permit for travel through the zone of Germany,; and loft Brussels by air for Prague on 7 February 1949, 1600 hours. Lalmand, who stated that his current trip was a "study tour," was also absent from Brussels during the period 16 June 1948 to 27 June 1948 when the June 1948 meeting of the Cominform was held, and it is probable that he attended this meeting at which the resolution against Tito was made. In addition to Edgar Lalmand, several other Communist leaders w__ reported to have arrived in Prague in February 1949; a. Ibarruri, Dolores, Secretary General, CP Spain. In Prague on 8 February 1949. Uribe, Vicente, Politburo, CP Spain. In Prague on 8 February 199:9. Pena, Lazaro, Executive Committee, CP Cuba (I'SP). in Prague on 9 February 1949. Ocampo Pastene, Salvador, Central Committee, CP Chile. In Prague on 9 February 1949. The presenoez'b-f'. t,~e following .leading Communists in Czechoslova has been alleged by various newspaper sources: a. A. Vishinsky, Deputy Foreign Minister, USSR. Borman, Jakob, Politburo, United Polish Workers Party. CLASSIFICATION SEC Sanitized - ApproV d'F! L: CFA-RDP8. 4=02400230002-2 EECT/CoN"'RILL - U.S, OFFICIALS ONLY Reported in Prague 11 February 1949. Reported till. in Warsaw on 12 February. o. Zawadaki,, Alekaandr,, Politburo,, United Polish Workers Party. Reported in Prague 11 February 1949. Reported "absent from Warsaw". for reasons of health for past two weeks. d. Togliatti,, Palmiro, Secretary General, CP Italy. Believed to have left Rome. e. Secchia,, Pietro. Secretariat, CP Italy. Believed to have left Rome. f. Saillant, Louis, Secretary General, WFTU. Pro- Communist. Arrived Prah ue .15 February 1949o no Reale,, Eugenio, Central Committee, CP Italy. Reported in Warsaw 13 February 1949. b. Farkas, Mihaly,, Secretary, Hungarian Workers Party. Left Budapest for Moscow 28 January 19490 SEakMT/CON`T'ROL - U.S. OFFICTL;?,S ONLY Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP82-00457R002400230002-2