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August, 1961

NOTE ON EXTENDING AN INVITATION TO ESCALANTE TO VISIT BULGARIA

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    Dimo Dichev, Head of Foreign Policy and International Relations Department for the Bulgarian Communist Party's Central Committee, suggests inviting Cuban Communist leader Anibal Escalante to visit Bulgaria.
    "Note on Extending an Invitation to Escalante to Visit Bulgaria," August, 1961, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Central State Archive of Bulgaria (TsDA), Sofia, Bulgaria, Fond 1-B, Opis 33, a.e. 580; translation by Julia Cherneva, edited by Jordan Baev. Obtained by the Bulgarian Cold War Research Group. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116480
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No. 3748122 August 1961

TO: the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Comrade Lukanov,

According to an instruction by Comrade [Mitko] Grigorov,[1] please inform our ambassador in Cuba, comrade Michev, that he could invite comrade [Anibal] Escalante to visit Bulgaria when it will be possible for him.

Head of “Foreign Policy and

International Relations” CC BCP Department

/Dimo Dichev/

[1] A member of Politburo and a Secretary of CC BCP (1958-1966). After his removal from Politburo was sent Ambassador to London (1969-1971), but in July 1971 was elected a member of the State Council (i.e. Presidency), and from 1974 until his death in 1987 served as Vice Chairman of State Council.