Polish-Rumanian Treaty of 1970 on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual

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Polish-Rumanian Treaty of 1970 on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance


a treaty signed on November 12 in Bucharest by W. Gomułka, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party, and J. Cyrankiewicz, chairman of the Council of Ministers, for Poland, and by N. Ceausescu, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Rumanian Communist Party and chairman of the State Council, and I. G. Maurer, chairman of the Council of Ministers, for Rumania. 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 comprehensive cooperation and render mutual assistance, and act in the spirit of strengthening the unity and solidarity of socialist states, their friendship, and brotherhood; to develop and strengthen economic, scientific, and technological 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. They also agreed to work toward 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 imperialism and the forces of militarism and revanchism. In the event of an armed attack on one of the parties by another state or group of states, the other party was to render any possible form of assistance, including military aid, and to support its partner state by all means at its own disposal. The parties pledged to consult with each other on major international problems.


Trybuna Ludu, Nov. 13, 1970.
Sćnteia, Nov. 13, 1970.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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