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  • February 10, 1947

    Record of Conversation between I.V. Stalin's and Romanian Leader G. Gheorghiu-Dej

    Stalin and Gheorghiu-Dej discuss the economic policy of the Romanian Government

  • January 04, 1967

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in Romania to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Romania seeks to construct electric power plant, with aid of Great Britain, as part of a 10-year electrification plan.

  • June 12, 1967

    Minutes of Conversation [taken at] the Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, June 12 1967

    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 20, 1967

    The Romanian Trade Deficit with the Federal Republic of Germany. Summary from the West German newspaper Handelsblatt (05/22/1967), forwarded to Nicolae Ceausescu, Secretary General CC RCP by Manea Manescu, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers.

    Summary of a newspaper article from the West German Newspaper Handelsblatt dated 5.22.1967 discussing trends of Romanian-West German trade. Romania's growing balance of trade deficit, the newspaper concludes, will continue to grow, forcing the Romanians to drastically cut imports at a later point. The summary was forwarded by Manea Manescu, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers to Nicolae Ceausescu, Secretary General, CC RCP on 6.22.1967

  • January 11, 1971

    Report, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'Romania After the Agreements on Friendship with the Soviet Union, Poland and Bulgaria'

    The Polish Embassy in Romania reports on trends in Romanian foreign relations. There are signs of rapprochement with the other socialist countries in the Warsaw Pact after Romania reversed course to join Comecon. Yet Ceaușescu continued to court China and the United States as well.

  • September 02, 1972

    Cryptogram No 9517 from Polish Embassy in Bucharest, Romania Moves Closer to the Soviet Union and the Socialist Countries

    The Polish Embassy in Bucharest reports on improved relations between Romania and the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, motivated in part by economic reasons.

  • September 22, 1972

    Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceaușescu and the Economic Delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Nicolae Ceausescu meets with the head of the Korean delegation to Romania, Jeong Jun-taek, regarding the DPRK's efforts for peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula. They discuss at length the political situation of South Korea, the US and Japan's role, and end with negotiations on economic aid for the DPRK.

  • August 10, 1973

    Intelligence Note, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'Regarding Soviet-Romanian Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance'

    The Polish Embassy in Romania reports on the changed text to the updated Soviet-Romanaian treaty. The main differences were the exclusion of references to West Germany, the Warsaw Pact, and obligations of mutual military assistance.

  • February 14, 1974

    Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceaușescu, the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party, and the Delegation of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, led by Yasser Arafat

    Yasir Arafat and Nicolae Ceaușescu discuss policy for Palestine and the diplomatic relationship between the two entities.

  • June 05, 1974

    Intelligence Note, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'Concerning Romanian-Sino Relations'

    Detailed Polish report on Romanian relations with China.

  • October 14, 1974

    Ion Pățan and Ștefan Andrei, 'Memorandum: Issues Raised by the Palestinian Delegation'

    A memorandum discussing Palestine requesting financial aid and supplies from Romania.

  • August 12, 1975

    Intelligence Note, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'Concerning the Course and Results of the Visit of US President G. Ford in Romania'

    Detailed analysis of the visit of President Gerald Ford to Bucharest on August 2-3, 1975. In addition to the formal analysis of the official materials, the authors of the report tried to find other sources of information, which resulted in the statement that "we have information that Ceaușescu was an advocate rapid normalization of US-Cuban relations." Much attention was also devoted to the Romanian leader's attempts of mediation in various places around the world, including the Middle East. The report also contains rumors, which, according to the authors of the report, were "‘leaked’ by American diplomats around here" that Ceaușescu stressed the importance of the future of Yugoslavia after Tito's death, which he expected soon (in fact, he died in 1980, five years after the meeting)

  • November 12, 1975

    Cryptogram No 1982/IV from Polish Embassy in Bucharest, Conversation with Ambassador Drezdenko on Romania

    Report on a conversation with Soviet Ambassador Drezdenko on Romanian politician [Ștefan] Andrei's visit to Moscow. Romania wanted increased trade with the Soviet Union.

  • August 19, 1976

    Cryptogram No 1750/III from Polish Embassy in Bucharest, Conversation with Ambassador Drezdenko on N. Ceaușescu’s Visit to the Soviet Union

    Report on a conversation with Soviet Ambassador Drezdenko on Romanian leader Ceausescu's visit to Moscow. "In general he believes that the visit brought better climate to the Soviet-Romanian relations."

  • December 23, 1977

    Intelligence Note, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'The Current Status of Romania-PRC Relations'

    Report from the Polish Embassy in Romania on the current status of Romania-Chinese relations. The report concludes that "friendship with China remains a permanent element in the strategy of the Romanian foreign policy" as this relationship is " designed as a counterbalance for Romania in their relations with the Soviet Union and other countries of the socialist community." It predictions that relations will improve in the future.

  • January 05, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 5 January 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 5 January 1990 describes the latest developments in the Soviet Union, East Germany, Panama, Syria, Romania, China and Taiwan.

  • January 27, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 27 January 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 27 January 1990 describes the latest developments in the Soviet Union, Germanys, Panama, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and South Korea.