Andrei Gromyko describes the diplomatic measures he deems necessary to ensure the adherence of influential nations and countries in the Socialist sphere to the NPT. Valuing negotiation and diplomatic conversations between representatives, Gromyko especially seeks to obtain the support of countries who have previously expressed reservations about the treaty.
Instructions to Soviet Ambassadors in Socialist States
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Secret Copy Nº 1
[to] WARSAW, PRAGUE, BERLIN, SOFIA,
BUDAPEST, ULAN BATOR, and BELGRADE
to the SOVIET AMBASSADOR
You are being sent circular instructions to Soviet ambassadors for conversations about the question of the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in a separate telegram.
Visit the minister of foreign affairs and, referring to instructions from Moscow, inform [him] of the substance of these instructions, and also pass the text of an oral message of the Soviet government to the governments of non-nuclear countries.
Stressing that a favorable solution of the problem of the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and preventing the FRG from access to nuclear weapons meet the interests of all the socialist countries, express the opinion that in order to attract the largest possible number of countries to the treaty it would be useful for their part for the friends to undertake possible steps in this direction.
Telegraph when this is done.
Talking points for Soviet ambassadors to Socialist states to use in conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs. The ambassadors are told to relay the message that adherence to the NPT is beneficial for all Socialist nations and their allies.
March 22, 1968
Andrei Gromyko, Note to the CPSU CC
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