Search in
ADD SEARCH FILTER CANCEL SEARCH FILTER

Digital Archive International History Declassified

May 09, 1959

CODE MESSAGE NO. 4513 FROM J. WINIEWICZ TO THE CHIEFS OF ALL DIPLOMATIC POSTS

This document was made possible with support from the Carnegie Corporation

CITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
  • Citation

    get citation

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz instructs chiefs of all diplomatic posts on how to respond to questions about the Rapacki Plan. He confirms that they will uphold the Rapacki Plan, but the topics of the Geneva conference should be limited in scope and focused on a peace treaty with Germany.
    "Code Message No. 4513 from J. Winiewicz to the Chiefs of All Diplomatic Posts ," May 09, 1959, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Polskie dokumenty dyplomatyczne 1959 (Warszawa: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych, 2011), Document #166, p.335. Translated by Jerzy Giebułtowski. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/209022
  • share document

    https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/209022

VIEW DOCUMENT IN

English HTML

166

May 9, deputy minister Winiewicz’s circular:

the influence of the Geneva conference on the actions related

to the Rapacki Plan

Warsaw, May 9, 1959

URGENT  

Code message c[4513]  May 9, 1959, 16.10 hrsc

Chiefs of all Diplomatic Posts (Mission excluded).

In relation to Geneva you can be asked questions about our position on the Rapacki Plan. Reply according to the following points:

1) We uphold our plan. We believe however, that the Geneva meeting should, in the first place, focus on a peace treaty with Germany and on Berlin. A draft of a peace treaty with Germany, put forward by the USSR, does contain elements of our denuclearized zone with respect to some Germany. Signing a treaty would be therefore the best possible way to realize the nuclear-free zone in the entire Central Europe.

2) Apart from that one should distinguish between the scope of talks in Geneva from the far broader scope of summit talks. The foreign ministers should focus on discussing the most difficult hchangesh cmatters.c Other problems have already been thoroughly discussed and await hopportunityh cdecisionc that can be taken at the top. This does not mean that we do not believe that concrete progress can be hmanifestedh cmadec also in Geneva in matters that we proposed for discussion by ministers of foreign affairs.

fJ. Winiewiczf

AMSZ, ZD 6/77, w. 63, t. 927

ORIGINAL SCAN PDF

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. No worries, just click here to download the PDF file.

Click here to view the PDF file in a new window.

PDFs cannot be printed inline in the page. To print a PDF, you must first download the file and open it in a PDF viewer.