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August 13, 1963

CENTRAL COMMITTEE BULGARIAN COMMUNIST PARTY POLITBURO SECRET RESOLUTION REGARDING ARMS SUPPLY TO CUBA

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    The Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party authorizes the creation of a Bulgarian delegation to negotiate a protocol on delivering “special equipment” (military arms/weapons) to Cuba in 1964. The Central Committee’s resolution includes a suggested amount of aid.
    "Central Committee Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo Secret Resolution Regarding Arms Supply to Cuba," August 13, 1963, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Central State Archive of Bulgaria (TsDA), Sofia, Fond 1-B, Opis 64, a.e. 314; translated by Assistant Professor Kalina Bratanova, edited by Jordan Baev. Obtained by the Bulgarian Cold War Research Group. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116363
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TO: Gen. Ivan Mihailov, Member of Politburo

Comrade Ivan Budinov, Minister of Foreign Trade

Gen. Dobri Djurov, Minister of Defense

RESOLUTION “B” No 9

OF POLITBURO OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE BULGARIAN COMMUNIST PARTY FROM 13 AUGUST  1963

QUESTIONS ON THE AGENDA: regarding the negotiations for signing a protocol with the Republic of Cuba for the export of special equipment in 1964.[1]

DECISIONS:

Gives one’s consent to form a governmental delegation to negotiate with Cuba’s governmental delegation and sign a protocol for the supply of special property in 1964 in Cuba.

Gives one’s consent to grant the Republic of Cuba a credit amounting to 6 million clearing dollars, including 2 million from production and 4 million from the cash at hand of the Ministry of Defense, for a ten-year period, which is to be redeemed at regular annual installments at a 2% interest as of 1965.

[1] ”Special equipment” was a term used in the official documentation for ”arms delivery”.