Bulgarian-Hungarian Treaty of 1948 on Friendship, Cooperation, and

Bulgarian-Hungarian Treaty of 1948 on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance

 

signed in Sofia on July 16 by G. Dimitrov, chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), and V. Kolarov, vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers and foreign minister of the PRB, for Bulgaria, and L. Dinnyés, chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People’s Republic (HPR), and E. Molnár, foreign minister of the HPR, for Hungary.

The Bulgarian-Hungarian Treaty of 1948 was concluded for 20 years. Striving to safeguard the security of their peoples and preserve and strengthen world peace, both parties agreed to pursue a policy of mutual friendship and strengthen it through close, all-around cooperation. They also pledged to take all measures in their power to eliminate any threat of renewed aggression on the part of Germany or any other state that might unite with it directly or in any other way. Both sides agreed to provide each other with military and any other assistance in case one of them was drawn into hostilities with Germany or any other state that might join Germany in a policy of aggression. Each party promised not to form any alliance or take part in coalitions, actions, or measures aimed against the other party.

The Bulgarian-Hungarian Treaty provided for the expansion and strengthening of mutual economic, cultural, and other ties. The treaty stipulated that it would be implemented in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter.

PUBLICATION

Durzhaven vestnik, 1948, no. 258. (In Bulgarian and Hungarian.)
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