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  • January 12, 1973

    Cable from the Central Military Party Committee to COSVN on Guidance Principles for Leading the Struggle Movement After a Political Settlement and Ceasefire

    In preparation for future attacks from U.S. and South Vietnamese forces, the Central Military Party Committee sent COSVN guidance on strengthening combat units, monitoring enemy operations, and expanding political struggle activities.

  • January 16, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No.061.009

    Lazar describes setbacks in inter-Korean cooperation following South Korea's hostile attitude towards North Korea. The author obvserves that DPRK is irked by President Park's growing cult of personality home and abroad.

  • January 18, 1973

    Message from Josip Tito to Leonid Brezhnev

    Message of the President of the Republic Josip Broz Tito to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Illyic Brezhnev and answer of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the President of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia

  • January 19, 1973

    Cable from General Vo Nguyen Giap and the Central Military Party Committee to COSVN Providing Guidance on the Military Struggle

    General Vo Nguyen Giap and the Central Military Party Committee sent a guidance cable to COSVN laying out a number of military struggle measures to be carried out in response to military operations by their enemies in liberated zones, especially Loc Ninh.

  • January 19, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Issues Directive on Urgent Tasks After a Political Settlement was Concluded

    On 19 January 1973, the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee issued a directive on policies and urgent tasks to be implemented after a political settlement was reached and a ceasefire was implemented, before the signing of the Paris Agreement.

  • January 23, 1973

    Letter from Marshall Ivan Ignatyevich Yakubovsky to Todor Zhivkov

    A letter accompanying the official 1972 Warsaw Pact Report.

  • January 24, 1973

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Prince Sihanouk

    Zhou Enlai ensures no outside interference in the countries of Cambodia and Laos.

  • January 24, 1973

    Party Secretariat Directive No. 200-CT/TW

    The Vietnamese Workers' Party outlines its strategies following the signing of the Paris Peace Accords on January 23, 1975.

  • February 01, 1973

    Theses On the Present State of Relations between DPRK and PRC

    A report on Chinese foreign policy toward North Korea and Beijing's efforts to push North Korea toward an anti-Soviet line.

  • February 01, 1973

    Note on a Conversation with USSR Embassy Counselor Comrade Denisov on 22 January 1973 in the USSR Embassy

    A assessment of improved political and economic relations between China and North Korea, as well as the economic relations between North Korea and France, Chile, and Japan.

  • February 02, 1973

    Discussion between Mao Zedong and Le Duc Tho

    Mao Zedong makes suggestions as to the course for action after the signing of the Paris Agreements.

  • February 02, 1973

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Pen Nouth

    Zhou Enlai reads a statement from Mao Zedong expressing approval of the US withdrawal.

  • February 07, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, Urgent, No. 061.041

    Based on Yugoslavian sources, a Romanian diplomat reports that Kim Yeong-ju may have met Henry Kissinger and Lee Hu-rak in Paris for discussions on U.S.-DPRK and inter-Korean relations respectively.

  • February 13, 1973

    Telegram from Beijing to Bucharest, SECRET, Urgent, No. 059.139

    Gavrilescu speculates the possibilities that DPRK Foreign Minister Heo Dam meets Kissinger as well as that the inter-Korean conflict is raised as a major issue in Sino-American negotiations.

  • February 19, 1973

    Information from Bulgaria on the Dismissal of Charges Against Army Officers for Anti-Party and Anti-State Activity

    Information regarding the reaction of a group of 16 Bulgarian Armed Forces officers, discharged for “anti-party and anti-state activity”. Some of them were rehabilitated with a CC BCP Secretariat Resolution “B-9” on October 13, 1972. The BCP CC’s Military Department recommends that the State Security Committee’s Sixth Directorate continue monitoring the group. KDS should also brief regularly the BCP CC about the behavior of those former officers who have not yet been rehabilitated. While those with favorable disposition towards the Party line should be recommended for future rehabilitation, others who are still standing on “anti-party” positions must be warned in the course.

  • February 19, 1973

    Telegram from Istanbul to Bucharest, No. 037032

    The document comments on South Korea's unwillingness to cooperate with North Korea in any of the framework established under the 1972 joint declaration. While South Korea refuses closer economic and political ties with North Korea, Pyongyang has made the removal of the US troops a major prerequisite, further stalling cooperation.

  • March 23, 1973

    Cable from Nguyen Thi Binh to the Politburo

    Nguyen Thi Binh sent a cable to the Politburo to report on her meeting with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Vietnam Tran Van Lam, in negotiations for the Paris Agreement.

  • February 25, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on the Struggle to Demand that our Opponents Implement the Paris Agreement

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee sent a cable to the local areas, following the instructions given in Directive 02/CT73 to prepare for the struggle in South Vietnam after the Paris Agreement was signed.

  • February 27, 1973

    Note on the Meeting with CPSU Politburo Candidate and CC Secretary, Comrade B. N. Ponomarev

    A Russian view of Chinese Anti-Soviet attitudes and potential problems as a result of such views developing there.

  • February 28, 1973

    Note on the Meeting with Comrade O.B. Rakhmanin, Deputy Head of International Department of CC

    This document notes changes in Chinese policy that has led to difficult relations with the Soviets, and problems caused by comments made by Mao Zedong. It also discusses other aspects of Chinese foreign policy, such as their attitude and actions towards the U.S. and Japan.