Directives for the USSR Delegation to the XXIII Session of the General Assembly about halting the arms race and on disarmament.
September 5, 1968
Extract from Protocol No. 99, Meeting of the Politburo of the CC of the CPSU on 5 September 1968, 'V. On the Primary Proposals Advanced by the Soviet Union for inclusion in the Agenda of the XXII Session of the General Assembly'
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Protocol No. 99
Meeting of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU on 5 September 1968
V. On the primary proposals advanced by the Soviet Union for inclusion in the agenda of the XXII session of the General Assembly.
(Com. Brezhnev, Kosygin, Podgornyy, Kirilenko, Suslov)
1. Approve the draft of the resolution “On the primary proposals advanced by the Soviet Union for inclusion in the agenda of the XXII session of the General Assembly,” along with the corrections which have been inserted during the CC Politburo meeting.
2. Instruct the USSR MFA (Com. Gromyko) to introduce into the UN General Assembly XXIII session agenda, as an important and urgent matter, a point on the “Memorandum of the USSR Government on some urgent measures to halt the arms race and on disarmament,” [for discussion] at the conference of non-nuclear states. A draft of a letter to the UN General Secretary on this issue is attached (Attachment 1).
3. Confirm the directives on this issue to the USSR delegation at the XXIII session of the General Assembly (Attachment 2).
A list of instructions from the Politburo to the delegation to the 22nd General Assembly.
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