Hungarian-Polish Treaty of 1968 on Friendship, Cooperation, And Mutual

Hungarian-Polish Treaty of 1968 on Friendship, Cooperation, And Mutual Assistance

 

signed on May 16 in Budapest by First Secretary J. Kádár of the Central Committee of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party and Chairman J. Fock of the Hungarian Revolutionary Workers’ and Peasants’ Government for the Hungarian People’s Republic and by First Secretary W. Gomulka of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party and Chairman I. Cyrankiewicz of the Council of Ministers for the Polish People’s Republic. It was concluded for a period of 20 years.

In accordance with the principles of socialist internationalism and on the basis of equality, sovereignty, and nonintervention in each other’s internal affairs, the parties pledged to strengthen their friendship, develop cooperation in every area, and act in the spirit of strengthening the unity and solidarity, friendship, and brotherhood of socialist states; to develop and strengthen economic and scientific-technical cooperation; and to promote the further development of cooperation within the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance and in various spheres of science and culture. The parties agreed to work together to strengthen the unity of the socialist countries; to implement steadfastly the policy of peaceful coexistence among countries with different social systems, and to continue, in accordance with the goals and principles of the UN Charter, the efforts aimed at safeguarding peace and security in Europe and throughout the world, alleviating international tension, ending the arms race, achieving universal and complete disarmament, and liquidating colonialism, neocolonialism, and racial discrimination. The parties stated that the inviolability of the existing European boundaries was an important prerequisite of European security, and they pledged, in accordance with the Warsaw Pact of 1955, to use every means in order to prevent aggression by the West German forces of militarism and re-vanchism or by other forces allied with them. In the event of an armed attack on one of the parties by another state or group of states, the other party was to offer it any possible form of aid, including military aid, and to support it by all means at its own disposal. The parties pledged to consult with each other on major international problems.

PUBLICATIONS

Népszabadság, May 17, 1969.
Trybuna Ludu, May 17, 1969.

V. A. GUSEV

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