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  • August 14, 1978

    Letter from Todor Zhivkov to Leonid Brezhnev, Yalta

    Prior to his meeting with the Soviet leader, Todor Zhivkov lays out some issues of the Bulgarian-Soviet economic cooperation, such as pricing and the resulting trade deficit, and areas of specialization within COMECON.

  • August 14, 1978

    Background report on Ethiopia’s Relations with Western Countries

    The report details the relations between Ethiopia and the Western countries, primarily how they have changed since the 1974 revolution. It focuses on relations between the United States and the common market countries specifically.

  • August 17, 1978

    Prime Minister, Morarji Desai's Statement on the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Transcript of Prime Minister Shri Morarji R. Desai's speech to the Rajya Sabha on the reasoning behind India's refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the United States

  • August 17, 1978

    TELEGRAM 016.734 from the Romanian Embassy in Bangui to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    While Kim Gyeon-yeon wants to reach an exclusive agreement with the Central African Republic, the Central African Republic seeks to gain favors from both Koreas.

  • August 22, 1978

    TELEGRAM 079.451 from the Romanian Embassy in Tripoli to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A senior Libyan official visits the DPRK and requests assistance with construction. Military and cultural cooperation between North Korea and Libya are also discussed.

  • August 30, 1978

    Report, Hungarian National Atomic Energy Commission to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The socialist countries coordinate their delegations before an IAEA Conference. The Cuba delegation states it can not afford to sign the NPT, citing American presence in Guantanamo.

  • August 30, 1978

    Evaluation by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union of the Normalization of US-Chinese Relations

    In this evaluation of Chinese-US rapprochement, elaborated by the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Moscow states that Beijing is going to great lengths to demonstrate its willingness to cooperate closely with Washington, including through the creation of a global strategic alliance between China and the US against the Soviet Union and the entire Socialist community. Moscow urges its Eastern European allies to make use of all political and ideological means available to fight against the creation of a unified front between China and the US.

  • August 31, 1978

    Record of Conversation with H.E. Mr. William H. Gleysteen, Jr.

    Ambassadors Gleysteen and Miller discuss relations between North Korea and South Korea and the regional situation in Northeast Asia in 1978.

  • September 01, 1978

    'Next Steps on Pakstani Reprocessing Issue,' US Embassy Paris cable 29233 to State Department

    Summary of a meeting with French non-proliferation advisor Andre Jacoment. Discussion of the consequences of the French government's cancellation of a project to build a plutonium reprocessing plant at Chashma, Pakistan.

  • September, 1978

    Note from the Conversation with the Politburo Member of the CC CPS, Minster of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, Comrade Andrei Gromyko

    A short excerpt from a discussion about China

  • September, 1978

    Report, Centre Against Apartheid, 'US Arms Transfers to South Africa in Violation of the United Nations Voluntary Arms Embargo: 1963-1977'

    Centre Against Apartheid report on US violations on the South African Arms Embargo.

  • September, 1978

    Report on the Visit to Ethiopia by the Soviet Party-Government Delegation

    The Soviet Union along with other socialist countries were invited to Ethiopia to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Ethiopian revolution. The report discusses Soviet-Ethiopian relations, improvement of the Ethiopian political situation, the arms race, and foreign policy.

  • September 03, 1978

    'Pakistan Reprocessing vs. French Commercial Deals,' Embassy Islamabad cable to State Department

    Report on status of France-Pakistan deal for saviem trucks, which was connected with the recently canceled plutonium reprocessing plant project.

  • September 05, 1978

    'Ambassador’s Talk with General Zia,' Embassy Islamabad cable to State Department

    Ambassador Hummel describes a conversation with General Zia. They discussed the cancellation of the French reprocessing project, disputes over the Pakistani-Afghan border, and the Central Treaty Organization (CENTRO).

  • September 05, 1978

    Speech made by Pham Van Dong

    Pham Van Dong speaks on the war against Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, the issue of the Hoa people in Vietnam, and border disputes with China.

  • September 06, 1978

    TELEGRAM 078.081 from the Romanian Embassy in Tokyo to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The ROK expresses concern over the Japan-PRC peace treaty, while Japan asserts that signing the treaty will not change its position toward the Korean question.

  • September 07, 1978

    'Next Steps on Pakistan Reprocessing Deal,' State Department Cable 227260 to US Embassy France

    The United States wants a public announcement from the French that the Pakistan plutonium reprocessing plant project is officially canceled.

  • September 07, 1978

    Chinese Protests against Vietnam

    Three protest notes from the Chinese government over Vietnam's treatment of Chinese nationals and its suspension of railway traffic between the two countries.

  • September 12, 1978

    Minutes from Conversation between Babrak Karmal and the Head of the Diplomatic Protocol Tucek

    A summarized conversation between Babrak Karmal and the head of Diplomatic protocol regarding Karmal's request for political asylum in Czechoslovakia, following then end of his ambassadorship.

  • September 12, 1978

    Memorandum of Conversation between the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dusan Spacil and Soviet Ambassador Novikov

    A discussion of Babrak Karmal's status in Czechoslovakia--as to wether or not he is still the amabassor from Afghanistan--is the primary focus of this document. Additional discussion occurs regarding locations for Karmal's possible defection from Afghanistan.