Her Majesty`s Government welcomes this agreement. As the House knows, we were not responsible for the collapse of the four-power agreements for Germany and we were ready to discuss Germany at any time with the other occupying powers, but we could not do so as long as the constraint continued. This must now be removed. Concerned about the speed of negotiations, Minister Rogers Rush`s ambassador (and Henry Kissinger) announced that “no agreement on an ad referendum should be reached at this stage.” The four-power agreement on Berlin, also known as the Berlin Agreement or the four-party agreement on Berlin, was concluded on 3 September 1971 by the four allied powers of the war, represented by their ambassadors. The four foreign ministers alec Douglas-Home of the United Kingdom, Andrei Gromyko of the Soviet Union, Maurice Schumann of France and William P. Rogers of the United States signed the agreement and put it into force in Berlin on 3 June 1972.  The agreement was not a treaty and did not require formal ratification. Rush informed National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger of the progress of the four-power negotiations on Berlin and informed him that the “bureaucrats had been foiled” and that an agreement had been reached and that it “contains virtually everything we hoped to achieve below our maximum requirement.” I would like to thank the House for the support we have received and I am sure that the agreement that has just been reached shows that the firm but reasonable policy we have pursued is indeed fully justified by the results achieved. After the agreement came into force, the Soviet Union used this vague formulation to ease West Berlin`s relations with the Federal Republic of Germany. However, the agreement has contributed significantly both to the reduction of tensions between East and West via Berlin and to the expansion of contacts between the two sides of Germany. It thus made an important contribution to the process that led to the reunification of Germany in 1990.
1. The four governments will work to promote the elimination of tensions and the prevention of complications in the area concerned. It has been argued that the pact of the four powers could have ensured the balance of European powers in the hope of a balance between peace and security in Europe. However, the Great Depression was abundant in Europe, and Hitler`s rise to power also made the Ides unlikely. Poland`s dependence on France has been weakened and the pact between Poland and Czechoslovakia has been the subject of differences of opinion. Poland and the Little Agreement opposed the revision of the four-power pact, as demonstrated by the French dilution of the pact in this final form. It is clear that the pact of the four powers had a negative impact on France`s allies in Central and Eastern Europe.  Adolf Hitler`s rise to power was reason enough to propose alternative power regimes. But what began as an alternative to the League of Nations ended with a reaffirmation of devotion to this failing institution. Hitler was ready to accept the free triumph of the death of the League of the Nation. The pact soon failed, but above all Britain did not abandon the idea of the pact so easily. Germany`s withdrawal from the league froze the pact. The document is an updated assessment of German reunification by the Austrian Foreign Ministry. The evaluation begins with three areas: the integration of economic and monetary systems, unification within the current legal framework and the reduction of emigration from the GDR after the 1990 elections. The next part focuses on external relations, including the new powers of the four powers, the political and military affairs of Europe, Poland`s border on Western policy, the eradication of the Berlin Agreement and the influence of Western European countries, especially on intelligence activities.