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  • July 15, 1954

    From the Journal of Molotov: Secret Memorandum of Conversation at Dinner in Honor of French Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mendes-France

    The discussion between Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov and French Prime Minister Pierre Mendes-France begin with talk of the draft and revisions of the French delegation’s proposal for the Geneva Convention. Elections in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and the line of demarcation between North and South Vietnam are discussed as well.

  • July 19, 1954

    From the Journal of Molotov: Secret Memorandum of Conversation with Eden at his Villa in Geneva, 10:00 p.m.

    Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden discuss the progress of the Geneva Conference thus far. They discuss the withdrawal of troops from Laos and Cambodia, the situations in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and how best to solve these situations. They also discuss the relations between France and Vietnam.

  • May 25, 1959

    Transcript of the Discussion between Deputy Director Zhang Wentian and Soviet Ambassador Pavel Yudin at their Meeting

    Zhang Wentian and Pavel Yudin discuss the deteriorating situation in Laos, reviewing the positions of the Pathet Lao and the government.

  • October 02, 1959

    Discussion between N.S. Khrushchev and Mao Zedong

    Khrushchev and Mao discuss current political situations in Tibet, India, Indochina and Taiwan.

  • January 22, 1960

    Transcript of Vice Premier Chen Yi's Meeting with Soviet Ambassador S.V. Chervonenko

    Chen Yi and Chervonenko discuss a US plot to forge an anti-communist united front in Laos, and offer advice on the road forward for the Laotion revolution.

  • January 14, 1961

    Record of the Conversation between Prime Minister Zhou Enlai and the Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Soviet Union in China

    Zhou Enlai and Nikolai Sudarikov review Soviet, Chinese, and Vietnamese aid to Laos.

  • February 08, 1961

    Transcript of Vice Premier Cheny Yi and Soviet Ambassador S.V. Chervonenko discussing the Laos Issue

  • February 10, 1961

    Transcript of the Reception between Vice Premier Chen Yi and the Delegation from Laos

    Chen Yi and Sisana Sisane discuss the Civil War in Laos and the various attempts to mediate the conflict by outside powers, including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, and the United States.

  • March 25, 1961

    Cable from He Wei, 'Comrade Nguyễn Chí Thanh Talked about the Situation in Laos with Me and the Soviet Ambassador'

    He Wei reports on Nguyễn Chí Thanh's remarks that "the war in Laos develops quite well."

  • April 01, 1961

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Our Opinion regarding the Soviet Union's Memorandum on the Laos Issue'

  • April 23, 1961

    Record of Conversation between Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma and Crown Prince Souphanouvong

  • May 05, 1961

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Union Deputy of Foreign Affairs Pushkin and Ambassador Liu Xiao

  • May 08, 1961

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in the Soviet Union, 'Preliminary Views on the Soviet Union's Attitude at the Geneva Conference'

    The Chinese Embassy in Moscow assess the Soviet Union's positions at the Geneva Conference on Laos, and concludes that the Soviet Union's policy is "to protect the patriotic democratic forces of Laos."

  • May 09, 1961

    Transcript of the Meeting Between Premier Zhou Enlai and Soviet Ambassador Chervonenko

    Zhou Enlai says that countries must band together to ensure the neutrality of Laos and isolate the United States. He also reviews the various political leaders and groups in Laos in the context of the Geneva conference on Laos.

  • May 09, 1961

    The Chinese Government's May 5th Response to the Soviet Government on the Memorandum on the Expansion of the Geneva Conference and the Peaceful Conclusion of the Laos Issue

    The Chinese Government advocates for a ceasefire and an international conference on Laos "in order to consolidate the victory."

  • June 27, 1961

    Polish Information on Laos

    Polish Military Attache Siwicki's report on the civil war situation in Laos and other parties' involvement, such as the US sending aid in the form of money or supplies

  • August 28, 1962

    Record of Premier Zhou’s Talk with Prime Minister Pham Van Dong

    Zhou Enlai and Pham Van Dong discuss North Vietnam's support for revolutions in South Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos.

  • February 06, 1965

    Record of the First Contact between Premier Zhou and Vice Premier Chen Yi and Kosygin

    Premier Zhou and others meet to discuss the current situations in South Vietnam and Laos, U.S. and Soviet strategy, and Chinese-Soviet competition over civil aviation, among other pressing issues.