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July 02, 1962

AGREEMENT ABOUT COOPERATION BETWEEN THE COMMITTEE FOR STATE SECURITY UNDER THE USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS AND THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIALIST REPUBLIC

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    The two delegations outline ways to unite their security apparatuses in the fight against subversive activity. Bilateral measures to be taken include the implementation of material and informational exchanges on hostile individuals and the sharing of news on the form and manner of unfriendly activity.
    "Agreement about Cooperation between the Committee for State Security under the USSR Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic," July 02, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archiv Bezpecnostnich Slozek https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113495
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AGREEMENT

about cooperation between the Committee for State Security under the USSR Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

In order to combine efforts in fighting the subversive activity of imperialist countries and coordinate intelligence and counterintelligence activities to ensure the state security of the USSR and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic the USSR Committee for State Security and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the CSSR have agreed to the following:

1/ Carry out a mutual exchange:

- of materials and information about the enemy obtained by the intelligence services of both sides on political, military, economic, and scientific and technical questions, and also about the activity of reactionary emigrants;

- of operational information and leads [orientirovki] about the forms and methods of the activity of hostile intelligence and counterintelligence centers and organs, the officials and agent networks of these centers, the channels of their communications, and other information facilitating the ascertainment, intercept, or liquidation of the enemy agent network acting from outside or within both countries, and also about the operational situation in countries being reconnoitered;

- of documentation and samples of operational equipment developed by the personnel of the technical services or obtained from the enemy.

2/ Give mutual assistance:

- in carrying out intelligence measures for the agent penetration of important enemy facilities, especially of the US, FRG, and Austria, the acquisition of reliable information about the plans and military preparations of the main imperialist countries and their aggressive blocs, important information about scientific and technical questions, and also in carrying out active operations to expose and frustrate the aggressive intentions of the imperialist camp;

- in implementing counterintelligence measures to penetrate the intelligence and counterintelligence organs of the enemy, especially the US, FRG, and Austria; the identification, development, and curtailment of subversive activity of intelligence personnel and enemy agent networks operating against the countries of the socialist camp; and also in carrying out individual special measures to obtain important enemy documents;

- in the development and curtailment of the activity of reactionary émigré and religious centers and their agent networks inside our countries.

In advisable cases carry out joint actions in these areas.

3/ In order to coordinate the activities of security organs, carry out coordinated and joint measures indicated in point 2 of this Agreement, and quickly decide questions which arise in the course of cooperation and the maintenance of communications, the KGB and CSSR MVD have found it advisable to have a supervisor, two deputies (one for intelligence and the other for counterintelligence), seven operations officials, and the necessary number of technical officials with the State Security Mission with the CSSR MVD.

4/ Expenses for the maintenance of the Mission will be borne by the KGB.

The CSSR Ministry of Internal Affairs will give comprehensive assistance to the staff of the representative of the Committee for State Security in performing the missions ensuing from this agreement; it offers it housing space, transportation, and medical service.

5/ This Agreement enters into force after its approval by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE
FOR STATE SECURITY under the
USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

[signature]
/V. SEMICHASTNYY/

MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC

[signature]

/L. STROUGAL/

2 July 1962

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