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  • March 26, 1965

    Minutes of a Conversation Between the RCP Leadership led by Nicolae Ceausescu and the CCP Leadership Led by Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai, Maurer, and Ceausescu discuss US military engagement in South Vietnam and USSR's response.

  • July 20, 1965

    Note on Conversation Between Nicolae Ceausescu, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and the Chinese Communist Party Delegation Led by Deng Xiaoping

    This note from the dinner participated in by Nicolae Ceausescu, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and the Chinese C.P. delegatioin at the R.C.P. 9th Congress summarizes the points discussed, including the adoption of a motion regarding the situation in Vietnam, and whether or not the conflict can be peacefully resolved.

  • January 03, 1966

    Transcript of Discussions of a Governmental Economic Delegation from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with Nicolae Ceausescu and Ion Gheorghe Maurer

    This document describes the lunchtime conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and Le Thanh Nghi, during which they discussed US policies in Vietnam and the necessity of maintaining solidarity between the communist parties of Eastern Europe and Vietnam.

  • January 05, 1966

    Letter from the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party to Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party

    This letter sent from Wladislaw Gomulka to Nicolae Ceausescu requests Romanian support in the effort to unite the socialist countries of Asia and the Warsaw Pact, through relations with China, to counter United States' aggression in Vietnam in solidarity with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  • January 07, 1966

    Transcript of the Discussions on the Occasion of the Reception by Comrade N. Ceausescu of I. Czesak, Member of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party (P.U.W.P.)

    This transcript is of the discussion between Nicolae Ceausescu and I. Czesak at the reception of the Polish official in Romania, in which they discuss the possibility of uniting the socialist countries of Europe and Asia, and the recent visit of an American envoy to Warsaw in order to discuss the situation in Vietnam.

  • February 17, 1966

    Transcript of Discussions on the Occasion of the Reception by Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu of the S. R. Czechoslovak Ambassador in Bucharest, Cestmir Cisar

    This transcript of the conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and Cestmir Cisar, the Czechoslovakian ambassador to Bucharest, includes confirmation that Romania will continue to support the cause of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the agreement between Nicolae Ceausescu and Cestmir Cisar that the Polish initiative of joint Warsaw Pact and Chinese action in Vietnam was misguided.

  • February 24, 1966

    Transcript of Discussions on the Occasion of the Reception by Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu of the Soviet Ambassador in Bucharest, A. V. Basov

    This document is a transcript of the conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and A. V. Basov, Soviet Ambassador to Bucharest, in which Nicolae Ceausescu informs the ambassador of his refusal to become involved in the relations between Poland and China over the situation in Vietnam.

  • March 31, 1966

    Discussion of Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu with A. N. Shelepin, at a Dinner Offered by the CPSU CC, in Honor of the Foreign Delegations at the 23rd Congress of the CPSU

    This transcript is of a conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and A. N. Shelepin discussing Romania's continued aid of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the cold relations between Romania and the Chinese Communist Party.

  • April 28, 1966

    Transcript of Conversations in Bucharest Between the Romanian Side and Maurice Couve de Murville, Foreign Minister of France

    This document is the transcript of the conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu, Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Corneliu Manescu, and Maurice Couve de Murville, regarding the Romanian and French position on the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the resulting rising tensions between the United States and France.

  • May 10, 1966

    Telegram from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Regarding the Conversation of Petre Balaceanu with Dean Rusk Referring to the War in Vietnam

    This telegram, sent from the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Romanian Embassy in Beijing, informs the ambassador of US Secretary of State Dean Rusk's assertion that the US does not wish to extend the Vietnam War, but will not tolerate the occupation of South Vietnam by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  • May 10, 1966

    Telegram of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Ambassador of Romania in Hanoi, Regarding the Conversation of Petre Balaceanu, Ambassador of Romania in Washington, with Dean Rusk

    This telegram, sent by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Ion Moanga, Romanian ambassador to Hanoi, describes the statements of US Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, regarding the American wish to withdraw from Vietnam and let the Vietnamese determine their own government.

  • May 11, 1966

    Transcript of Conversation Between Emil Bodnaras, Leader of Government and Party Delegation Visiting the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and Zhou Enlai, Prime Minister of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China

    This document is a transcript of the conversation between Emil Bodnaras, Leader of Government and Party Delegation Visiting the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and Chinese leader, Zhou Enlai, in which they discuss their relations with various countries including the Soviet Union and France, and the Vietnam issue.

  • May 26, 1966

    Transcript of Discussions on the Occasion of the Reception by Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu of Mr. Mario Zagari, Undersecretary of State in the Italian Foreign Ministry

    This document is a transcript of the conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and Undersecretary of State in the Italian Foreign Ministry, Mario Zagari, in which Ceausescu states that Italy should do more to end American action in Vietnam.

  • May 28, 1966

    Transcript of the Official Conversations Between Romanian President of the Council of State Chivu Stoica and Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

    This document is a transcription of conversations between Romanian officials and Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in which they discuss the conflict in Vietnam, and continued relations between Iran and Romania.

  • June 07, 1966

    Emil Bodnaras, First Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of the Socialist Republic of Romania, Received Richard H. Davis, Ambassador of the United States of America in Bucharest

    This document notes the exchange between Emil Bodnaras and US Ambassador to Bucharest, Richard H. Davis, regarding the situation in Vietnam and the condition of the conflict there.

  • June 15, 1966

    Transcript of Official Conversations Between the Romanian Delegation led by Nicolae Ceausescu, and the Party and Government Delegation of the Chinese P.R. led by Zhou Enlai on the Occasion of their Visit to Romania

    This document is the transcript of the official conversations held between the Romanian delegation and the Chinese delegation visiting Romania, during which the two parties discuss the situation in Vietnam and the Romanian effort to pressure the US.

  • September 10, 1966

    Memorandum of Conversation Between Ion Gheorghe Maurer, President of the Council of Ministers of the S. R. Romania, and Hoang Tu, Ambassador of the D.R. Vietnam

    This document is a memorandum of the conversation between Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Hoang Tu, in which Tu expresses concern over the increasing American aggression in Vietnam, gratitude for the solidarity of the Socialist Bloc countries, and states that an incognito visit by a Romanian delegation would be welcomed in Hanoi.

  • September 21, 1966

    Transcript of Reception by the C.C. of the R.C.P. of the Governmental Economic Delegation from the D.R. Vietnam, Led by Cde. Thanh Nghi, Member of the Political Bureau of the C.C. of the Workers Party of Vietnam

    This document is the transcript of a conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and member of the Worker's Party of Vietnam,Thanh Ngh, in which Ceausescu expresses satisfaction with the previous Romanian-Vietnamese exchanges and Nghi states that the Democratic Republic of Vietnam will continue to refuse to enter into peace negotiations as long as US President Johnson maintains his Seven Point Peace Program.

  • September 28, 1966

    Excerpt from Protocol No. 41 of the RCP CC Permanent Presidium Meeting

    This document is an excerpt from Protocol No. 41 of the RCP CC Permanent Presidium Meeting that notes the discussions between Romania and the Soviet Union, and Romania and the United States, regarding the necessity of acting as soon as possible to stop US bombing in Vietnam.

  • October 03, 1966

    Transcript of Discussions Held by Comrades Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Paul Niculescu-Mizil With the Delegation in The Democratic Republic of Vietnam

    This document is a transcript of some of the exchanges between Romanian officials Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Paul Niculescu-Mizil and the delegation from The Democratic Republic of Vietnam, including a discussion of certain points of contention within Romanian relations with the Soviet Union and the possible courses of action for Romania regarding the Vietnam conflict.