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July 17, 1998
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The Swiss government announced it would not attend U.S. congressional hearings on reopening the Washington Agreement of 1946, under which Switzerland returned to the Allies a portion of the gold it received from Nazi Germany. Ambassador Thomas Borer said he had written to Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.), who is holding the hearings next week, that the Swiss government has already testified on several occasions and that it has taken several steps to redress its wartime past.

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