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July 02, 1964

LETTER OF RESPONSE OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION TO THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE ROMANIAN WORKERS PARTY

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    Khrushchev responds positively to a letter from the Romanian Workers Party requesting a meeting to discuss divergences between Romania and the Soviet Union.
    "Letter of Response of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the Central Committee of the Romanian Workers Party" July 02, 1964, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, ANIC, Fond C.C. al P.C.R., Sectia Relatii Externe, dosar 36/1964, filele 5-6; Document No. 2 in Buga (2012), pp. 31-32. Translated by Larry L. Watts and published in CWIHP e-Dossier No. 42. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/117990
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Letter of response of the C.C. of the CPSU to the C.C. of the R.W.P.

Moscow

2 July 1964

To the Central Committee of the Romanian Workers Party

To Comrade Gheorghe Gheorghiu Dej

First Secretary of the C.C. of the R.W.P.

Dear Comrades,

The Presidium of the C.C. of the CPSU examined your letter of 26 June 1964 in which you propose the organization in Moscow during 5-10 June of the current year a meeting of delegations of the C.C. of the CPSU and of the C.C. of the R.W.P. at the level of members of the Presidium of the C.C. of the CPSU and of the Political Bureau of the C.C. of the R.W.P. and, following the discussions at that level, to organize a meeting of the delegations of the two parties before the First Secretaries of the Central Committees.

The C.C. of the CPSU takes a positive attitude towards your proposal. We consider that the meetings between the leaderships of fraternal parties constitute the most appropriate forum for sincere and comradely exchange of opinions on the problems of reciprocal interest and for removing everything that impedes the development and strengthening of fraternal relations between our parties and states.

We will meet with pleasure Comrades I. Gh. Maurer, E. Bodnaras, A. Bîrladeanu, [and] L. Rautu in Moscow on 6 July of the current year if this date is convenient for you. On our side, Comrades N. V. Podgorny, A. N. Kosygin, I. V. Andropov [and] M. A. Lesechiko will take part in the negotiations.

We are likewise in agreement that, after the termination of the exchange of opinions in the first stage, a meeting will be organized of the delegations of the C.C. of the CPSU and the C.C. of the R.W.P. before the First Secretaries of the Central Committees of our parties.

The C.C. of the CPSU shares your hope that the meetings and exchanges of opinion that will take place will contribute to the clarification of all problems and the continued strengthening of relations of friendship between the CPSU and the R.W.P., between the Romanian and Soviet peoples.

With communist salutations,

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

N. Khrushchev

First Secretary of the C.C. of the CPSU

2 July 1964

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