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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • March 17, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.069, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK reports on China's relations with North Korea following the Blue House Raid and the seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • August 24, 1968

    Telegrams from Romanian Embassy, Beijing, to Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22-24 August 1968

    A series of three telegrams reporting on a reception held at the Romanian Embassy in Beijing on August 23, 1968. Premier Zhou Enlai attended the event and gave a speech condemning the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

  • March 01, 1969

    Memorandum of Discussions at a Dinner Hosted by Corneliu Manescu in Honor of Marshal I.I. Yakubovksy

    The memorandum describes a dinner conversation that took place between Manescu, Jakubovsky, and several other guests. The talk focused primarily on relations within the socialist bloc and how Romania interacted with other countries.

  • May 13, 1969

    Telegram from Romanian Ambassador in Beijing Aurel Duma to Foreign Minister Corneliu Manescu Regarding Conversations with Representatives of Chinese Ministries of Trade, Foreign Affairs, and Defense

    Telegram from Romanian Ambassador to China, Duma, to Romanian Foreign Minister, Manescu, focusing on Duma's talks with China's Deputy Foreign Minister, Guanhua. Guanhua sees the USSR's building of relations with Mongolia and the DPRK as an attempt to encircle China. He also believes that American and Soviet aid are what is keeping anti-Chinese propaganda in circulation in India, although the Kashmir issue means there is no need to fear an Indo-Pakistani alliance. Additionally, he notes the anti-Chinese sentiment apparent in the European socialist bloc countries, and asserts that, although it wishes no harm to the Israeli people, China does not recognize Israel as a legitimate state.

  • June 03, 1969

    Telegram from Aurel Duma to Corneliu Manescu Concerning the Information Passed to Chinese Foreign Ministry Regarding the Organization of the 10th Romanian Communist Party Congress and the Intention of Certain American Senators to Visit China

    Telegram from Aurel Duma to Corneliu Manescu regarding the former's meeting with Qiao Guanhua. He presented Guanhua with the decisions of the 10th RCP Congress and later they discuss Taiwan, specifically the United State's military presence in the Taiwan Straits. Additionally, Guanhua notes that, like the United States, the USSR seems to support the Two Chinas idea.

  • July 18, 1969

    Telegram from Ion Dorobantu, Romanian Charge d’Affaires in Beijing to Corneliu Manescu Regarding the Reply of the Chinese Communist Party to the Invitation to Send a Delegation to the 10th Congress of the Romanian Communist Party

    Telegram from Ion Dorobantu to Corneliu Manescu transmitting the contents of the Chinese reply to the Romanian invitation to send a delegation to the 10th Congress of the RCP. The Chinese refuse, politely, on the grounds that there will be a Soviet delegation present as well.

  • August 23, 1969

    Telegram from Aurel Duma to Corneliu Manescu Concerning the Conversation with Zhou Enlai

    Telegram from Aurel Duma detailing his meeting with Chinese premier Zhou Enlai. Enlai remarks that China believes Soviet citizens to be unhappy with the anti-China stance taken by the USSR. He also discusses Soviet interventions in Chinese territory, specifically Xinjiang.

  • December 08, 1970

    Circular Letter from George Macovescu to Romanian Chiefs of Mission

    George Macovescu describes the meeting held in Berlin, which focused largely on the improvement of relations between Eastern European countries and the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • January 10, 1972

    Telegram from George Macovescu to Romanian Ambassador in Moscow

    Macovescu is directing the Ambassador to seek an appointment the Deputy Foreign Minister of the USSR. He instructs the Ambassador to do this in order to begin planning for an upcoming meeting of Political Consultative Committee meeting.

  • January 11, 1972

    Telegram from Romanian Ambassador in Moscow to George Macovescu

    The ambassador informs Macovescu that he has seen the Deputy Foreign Minister and has answered the questions asked in the previous telegram.

  • January 15, 1972

    Note on Soviet proposals for European security at the Prague Conference of the Consultative Political Committee of the Warsaw Pact

    A note detailing the presentation of a Soviet proposal for European security at a meeting of the Political Consultative Committee. The note explains in detail the Soviet proposal.

  • March 15, 1972

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Vienna to Director Virgil Constantinescu

    Regarding the safeguards agreement between the IAEA, the US, and Taiwan for civil uses of atomic energy.

  • April 16, 1972

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Vienna to Director Virgil Constantinescu

    The IAEA is preparing to carry out an inspection in Taiwan in May or June 1972.

  • April 21, 1972

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Cairo to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 264.451, April 21, 1972, Secret

    Romanian consul in Alexandria reports on shipments to the PLO and conversations members of the PLO have had with other Eastern BLOC countries including Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.

  • June 01, 1972

    Letter from General Marin Nicolsecu to Vasile Glinga

    Nicolescu is informing Glinga about a conversation he had with Lt. General A.A. Dementyev about a draft of a convention on the Unified Command structure of the Warsaw Pact.

  • September, 1972

    Letter from Kim Il Sung to Nicolae Ceausescu

    Kim Il Sung summarizes the achievements towards national reunification through the July 4th Joint Statement and iinforms Ceausescu that he will be unable to visit Romania due to matters concerning internal affairs.

  • 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.

  • September 26, 1972

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Vienna to Ion Voicu

    The IAEA Director General Sigvard Eklund feels obligated to inspect a Canadian reactor being installed in Taiwan as long as the IAEA agreements with Taiwan are still in force.

  • October 19, 1972

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Vienna to Deputy Minister Nicolae Ecobescu and Vice President of the State Committee for Nuclear Energy Ion Udrea

    The IAEA will carry out an inspection in Taiwan at the request of Canada, which is supplying a research reactor to Taiwan.

  • November 29, 1972

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Vienna to Deputy Minister Nicolae Ecobescu and Vice President of the State Committee for Nuclear Energy Ion Udrea

    Clarification of the PRC position regarding the IAEA and inspections in Taiwan.