Minutes of conversation of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party to discuss the diplomatic response to the Six Day War, including Israel's support from the West, food aid to Egypt, and the USSR helping the Arabs in the future.
June 12, 1967
Protocol No. 22 of the Meeting of the Permanent Presidium of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, June 12 1967
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Protocol no. 22
of the Meeting of the Permanent Presidium of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, June 12 1967
The following comrades took part in the meeting: Nicolae Ceaușescu, Chivu Stoica, Gheorghe Apostol, Alexandru Bîrlădeanu, Emil Bodnăraș, Alexandru Drăghici, Paul Niculescu-Mizil, Ilie Verdeț, Maxim Berghianu, Petre Borilă, Constantin Drăgan, Leonte Răutu, Gheorghe Rădulescu, Ștefan Voitec, Vasile Vîlcu, Iosif Banc, Petre Blajovici, Dumitru Coliu, Florian Dănălache, Janoș Fazekaș, Mihai Gere, Manea Mănescu, and Dumitru Popa.
Comrades Mihai Dalea, Vasile Patilineț, and Virgil Trofin were [also] invited to attend.
The meeting started at 9:30.
Nicolae Ceaușescu presided the meeting.
I. Some matters related to the situation in the Middle East.
II. Other matters.
Following discussions on [these topics] the Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party adopted the following decisions:
I. It approves the proposals of the Permanent Presidium of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party regarding the actions to be subsequently undertaken with respect to the situation in the Middle East, namely:
1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to summon the Israeli minister to Bucharest to convey the Romanian point of view expressed in the June 10 1967 Declaration, [which says] that currently it is absolutely necessary to do everything possible to prevent the resumption of the armed conflict, to withdraw Israeli troops from the occupied territories as soon as possible within the borders existing before the war, to solve the problem of Arab refugees from Palestine and other contentious issues through negotiations.
2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to summon the United Arab Republic Ambassador to Bucharest to convey the Romanian point of view expressed in the June 10 1967 Declaration, through which the Socialist Republic of Romania expresses its support and sympathy for the just struggle of the Arab people against imperialism and neocolonialism, supports the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the occupied territories and within the borders existing before the war, and the resolution of all problems through negotiations between the warring camps, [and urges them to] undertake unrelenting efforts to find a solution which takes into account the fundamental and legitimate interests of all peoples living in this region.
3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to convey similar messages to the ambassadors of the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to Bucharest. In addition, [the Foreign Ministry] should inform socialist countries and other countries about the actions taken by our country.
4. The press, the radio, and the television are to inform public opinion about these actions.
Meeting of the Permanent Presidium of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party discussing the end of the Six Day War. The Romanian Party shows support for the June 10, 1967 Declaration, an end to the armed conflict, and support for the United Arab Republic (Egypt) and other Arab countries.
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