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  • 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.

  • January 26, 1966

    Letter from Nicolae Ceausescu to Comrade Wladislaw Gomulka, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party, Warsaw

    This letter is the response of Nicolae Ceausescu to Wladislaw Gomulka to his letter of January 5th, in which he states that he does not wish to involve Romania in the relations between China and Poland, but requests to be kept informed of the Vietnamese response to the outreach effort of the Warsaw Pact and Asian socialist countries.

  • January 27, 1966

    Note of Conversation Regarding Audience of Leslie Charles Glass, the Ambassador of Great Britain in Bucharest, with Comrade Nicolae Ceaucescu, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Rumanian Communist Party

    This conversation occurs between Leslie Charles Glass, British Ambassador to Bucharest,and Nicolae Ceaucescu, and discusses the Western wariness of China, but also the favorable view held by Britain toward Romania's passive, but friendly, relations with China.

  • February 04, 1966

    Report on the meeting of the Chiefs of the General Staff of the Armies of the Warsaw Pact

    The meeting focused on the need to create a more unified command structure and general staff for the Warsaw Pact. A draft protocol was produced, which the delegates signed.

  • 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 26, 1966

    Telegram of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Romanian Embassy in Beijing Regarding the Stopover in Beijing by the Romanian Governmental Delegation Led by Emil Bodnaras on their Return from the Visit in D. R. Vietnam

    This telegram sent by member of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, P. Silard, to the Romanian Embassy in Beijing informs of the planned visit of a Romanian delegation to Hanoi, Vietnam and requests that the delegation briefly visit Beijing and present their greetings to 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 12, 1966

    Conversations Between Emil Bodnăraş, Romanian Party and Government Delegation Leader, and Zhou Enlai, Prime Minister of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China in Beijing (excerpts)

    Bodnaras and Enlai discuss both Romania and China's strained relations with the Soviet Union.

  • May 20, 1966

    Transcript of Discussions Held On the Occasion of the Visit to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam of the Party and Government Delegation from the Socialist Republic of Romania

    This document is the transcript of the four meetings and two restricted meetings that took place with the Romanian delegation to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  • May 25, 1966

    Telegram from Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Romanian Ambassador to The Democratic Republic of Vietnam

    This telegram informs of the meeting between the Chinese and the Romanian delegation regarding the Chinese view of the Romanian Communist Party and the Workers' Party of Vietnam.

  • 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 02, 1966

    Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceaușescu and the Shah of Iran, Bucharest

    During a visit to Bucharest in June 1966 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi told Ceaușescu that the 'small powers' in the international system must try to 'get along' in order to allow the superpowers to 'cut down on the responsibilities they took upon themselves intentionally or not, wisely or not.'

  • June 03, 1966

    Transcript of the Discussions Held on the Occasion of the Reception by Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu of the Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Bucharest, Hoang Tu

    This document is the transcript of discussions between Nicolae Ceausescu and Hoang Tu, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Bucharest, in which they discuss the positive experience of the Romanian delegation to Hanoi and the necessity of unity within the Socialist Bloc.

  • 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.