Hungarian-Czechoslovak Treaty of 1949 on Friendship, Cooperation, and

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Hungarian-Czechoslovak Treaty of 1949 on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance


signed in Budapest on April 16 by Chairman of the Council of Ministers I. Dobi and Minister of Foreign Affairs L. Rajk for the Hungarian People’s Republic and by Prime Minister A. Zápotocký and Minister of Foreign Affairs V. Clementis for Czechoslovakia. It was concluded for 20 years.

The two sides agreed to join in a firm political friendship and to strengthen it through all-around close cooperation. The two sides pledged to undertake jointly all measures toward eliminating the threat of new aggression by Germany or any state allied with the latter directly or in any other form, as well as to promote effectively the preservation and defense of peace and international security in conformity with the principles of the UN Charter. If one of the parties were drawn into war with Germany or any other state united with the latter in aggression, the other party would immediately extend to it military and any other aid. The two parties reached an accord to consult each other on all important international questions, not to conclude alliances and not to participate in actions directed against the other party, and also to develop economic, cultural, and other relations.


Szabad Nép. Apr. 17, 1949.
Rudé právo. Apr. 17, 1949.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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