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October 30, 1958

CORRESPONDENCE DIGEST NO. 13691 FROM NEW YORK TO COMRADE RAPACKI

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    Deputy minister Winiewicz speaks with British Parliament member Longden about the need for more support for the Rapacki Plan among conservatives, as well as whether any progress on the matter can be achieved at the UN.
    "Correspondence Digest No. 13691 from New York to Comrade Rapacki ," October 30, 1958, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Polskie dokumenty dyplomatyczne 1958 (Warszawa: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych, 2011), Document #257, pp.664-665. Translated by Jerzy Giebułtowski. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/209011
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October 30, correspondence digest of deputy minister Winiewicz’s

code message (from New York) regarding a conversation

with a member of the British delegation to the 13th UN GA session

 

Top secret!

Deliver in person

Correspondence digest No 13691

from N. York, Oct. 10, 1958

Comrade Rapacki

Comrade WINIEWICZ5[1]7 reports by dispatch No 462 of the 29th of this month:

Together with Lachs I had a conversation with the British delegate Longden, member of parliament and deputy chairman of the foreign commission of the Conservative Party.

1) We chiefly discussed the R. plan. I put strong emphasis on the need for increased interest in the plan by the conservative. We appreciate Labors interests, but we would also like to see it among the ruling party. dLongden reacted vigorously and sympathetically. He promised to speak with Selwyn Lloyd. He also took up the suggestion to invite someone from Warsaw so that he present the plan at a closed meeting of the foreign commission of the conservatives.d

e2) Longden stated quite emphatically that a true solution of the controversial problems is only possible by diplomatic channels or by contacts outside the UN. He does not think that anything can be achieved at the UN. To be sure, he expresses the view of the British government.

AMSZ, z. 9, w. 53, t. 702

57 Winiewicz was in New York with reference to the 13th session of UN GA. A copy of the document was sent to minister Rapacki (to Oslo), to deputy minister Naszkowski (to Moscow) and to the ambassador in London.

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