BELGIUM: Pleased

Belgium's Socialist Foreign Minister, chubby Paul-Henri Spaak, journeyed to Paris last week to see what economic and political commerce was still possible between France and Belgium. He went back to Brussels with a trade agreement and a diplomatic understanding.

The trade agreement, which read like a barter arrangement between two isolated towns in the Dark Ages, chiefly provided that France should export some iron to Belgium in return for small quantities of Belgian coke.

The diplomatic understanding showed France's determination to act as a Big Fourth despite her exclusion from Yalta. General de Gaulle, who once said that the Rhineland...

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