Hungarian-Czechoslovak Treaty of 1968 on Friendship, Cooperation, and

Hungarian-Czechoslovak Treaty of 1968 on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance

 

signed in Budapest on June 14 by Chairman of the Hungarian Revolutionary Workers’ and Peasants’ Government J. Föck for the Hungarian People’s Republic and Chairman of the Government O. Černik, for the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. It was concluded for 20 years.

The Hungarian-Czechoslovak treaty reasserts loyalty to the goals and principles of the Hungarian-Czechoslovak treaty of 1949. In conformity with the principles of socialist internationalism and on the basis of equality, sovereignty, and noninterference in each other’s affairs, the two parties pledged to strengthen still further all-around cooperation and to render each other fraternal aid; to strengthen mutually advantageous economic, scientific, and technical cooperation; and to develop cooperation within the framework of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance and in various fields of science and culture. The two parties agreed to inform each other on all important international questions, to promote the strengthening of the unity of the socialist countries, to pursue unflinchingly a policy of peaceful coexistence between countries with different social systems, and to fight for disarmament and the definitive liquidation of all forms of colonialism and neocolonialism. In conformity with the goals and principles of the UN Charter, they pledged to continue their efforts toward preserving peace and security and reducing international tension. The two parties declared that the Munich Pact of 1938, along with all the consequences stemming from it, had been invalid from the very beginning. They stated that an important preliminary condition for European security is the inviolability of the existing European frontiers. They pledged, in conformity with the Warsaw Pact of 1955, to adopt all necessary measures toward preventing aggression by any force of militarism and revanchism, to render each other all possible aid (including military aid), and to help each other with all available resources if one party fell victim to an armed attack by any state or group of states.

PUBLICATIONS

Népszabadsag. June 16, 1968.
Rudé právo. June 16, 1968.

V. A. GUSEV

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