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  • January 16, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Great Britain on the 16th of this Month'

    Winiewicz details his conversation with Ambassador Berthoud, in which they discuss Great Britain's consideration of the Rapacki Plan and Prime Minister Macmillan's public statement regarding the plan's merits.

  • January 17, 1958

    Memorandum of a Discussion held by USSR Consul-General in Ürümchi, G S. Dobashin, with First Secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Comrade Wang Enmao, and Chair of the People’s Committee, Comrade S. Äzizov

    In a conversation with the Soviet Consul-General, Wang Enmao describes "local nationalism" within Xinjiang and open hostility towards Chinese Communist Party rule.

  • January 18, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Japan on the 13th of this Month'

    Polish Deputy Minister Winiewicz and the Japanese Ambassador discuss Japan's interest in the Rapacki Plan.

  • January 20, 1958

    Note from G. Dobashin, Consul-General of the USSR in Ürümchi, to Comrades N.T. Fedorenko, Zimianin, and P.F. Iudin

    G. Dobashin summarizes recent talks with leading officials in Xinjiang, including Wang Enmao, S. Äzizov, and Xin Lanting, about the Party Plenum in Xinjiang. Full versions of the conversations are attached to the file.

  • January 21, 1958

    Abstract of Conversation: Vice-Minister Zhang Receives Indian Ambassador Nehru

    Responding to concerns about Great Britain expressed earlier by Premier Zhou in an earlier conversation, Ambassador Nehru reports that UK Prime Minister Macmillan believes that any major powers conference on disarmament should be organized by the US and USSR. Ambassador Nehru emphasized the necessity of Chinese involvement to PM Macmillan.

  • January 21, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Chargé d'Affaires of Denmark, Jan. 20, 1958'

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz and the Danish chargé d’affaires discuss Khrushchchev’s visit to Poland and Denmark's opinions on the Rapacki Plan.

  • January 22, 1958

    Memorandum on a Discussion with Wang Huangzhang, Head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Prefectural People's Committee

    Wang Huangzhang reports on "local nationalism" in Xinjiang and poor agricultural conditions in the region.

  • January 23, 1958

    Minutes of Conversation between Zhang Wentian and Pavel Yudin (Excerpt)

    Ambassador Pavel Yudin discusses the Soviet Union's views on the withdrawal of the Chinese People's Volunteers from North Korea with Zhang Wentian.

  • January 23, 1958

    Ambassador R.K. Nehru's Letter to Chairman Mao

    Indian Ambassador R.K. Nehru pens a farewell letter to Mao Zedong.

  • January 23, 1958

    Code Message No. 961 from Ambassador Gajewski in Paris to Ogrodziński

    The Polish Ambassador relays his conversation with General de Gaulle to Przemysław Ogrodzinsk of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which de Gaulle praises the Rapacki Plan and its importance for neutralization in central Europe, and encourages Poland to continue its efforts.

  • January 23, 1958

    Code Message No. 879 from Director General Wierna to Mazur (Prague)

    Director General Wierna expresses disapproval of the Czechoslovak idea for territorial expansion of the Rapacki Plan, and also warns against the propaganda campaign that the Czechoslovak officials intend to carry out.

  • January 25, 1958

    Unsigned File Note

    Michałowski explains reasoning behind negative the attitude of the U.S. State Department towards the Rapacki Plan after speaking with other foreign representatives.

  • January 28, 1958

    Naturalization Request

    One of Chehab's informants requests Lebanese citizenship.

  • January 30, 1958

    Radio Free Europe Broadcasts to Poland Reappraised

    Radio Free Europe, State Department, and CIA officials review Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland in response to State Department criticism

  • January 30, 1958

    Abou Hijla's Trial

  • January 30, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Bulgaria on the 30th of this Month'

    Winiewicz discusses the Bulgarian proposal for a ban on thermonuclear weapons between Bulgaria, Albania, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Italy, and the subsequent negative Polish response.

  • January 31, 1958

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Cairo on the establishment of the United Arab Republic and the Syrian public opinion in 1958 (exceprts)

    This report by the Hungarian ambassador in Cairo states that the Syrian people are wary toward President Nasser’s creation of the United Arab Republic, fearing he will enforce a dictatorship, however the Syrian communist party is in full support of the union.

  • January 31, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Bulgaria on Disarmament Initiatives, the 31st of this Month'

    Winiewicz advises the Bulgarian Ambassador to postpone the Bulgarian disarmament proposal so as not to interfere with the Rapacki Plan.

  • February 02, 1958

    W. Tykociński, 'Record of Conversation of the Chief of the Military Mission in West Berlin with CDU Bundestag Member, Dr. Hahn on Feb. 2 of this Year'

    Tykociński relays a conversation with Hahn in which Hahn states that the FRG wants to pursue normalization of relations with Poland despite negative German attitude towards the Rapacki Plan.

  • February 03, 1958

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'On the Visit to Korea by the Representatives of the Chinese Government'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry offers some ideas for a forthcoming visit of Zhou Enlai to North Korea.