Rumania and Poland have signed a treaty of friend and mutual cooperation. The treaty was?
Rumania and Poland have signed a treaty of friend and mutual cooperation. The treaty was signed this week (November 12) at a ceremony in Bucharest attended by the heads of state of both nations and government officials.
President Gomulka and the president of the Polish council of Ministers, Mr. Josef Cyrankiewicz travelled to Bucharest for the ceremony. For Rumania the treaty was signed by President Ceausescu and by Mr. Ion Gheorghe Maurer, president of the Rumanian Council of Ministers.
The treaty closes an important gap in Eastern Europe's diplomatic and military defences. Rumania and Poland had some friction between each other due to differences towards West Germany, military strategy and trade. The Rumanian/Polish pact was completed after Rumania and the Soviet Union signed a 20-year treaty, and after Poland and West Germany sought a better understanding. Rumania is now due to renew its treaty with Bulgaria, and next month is expected to sign its first ever treaty with East Germany.