University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The History Collection

Page View

Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
(1959)

Letter from Premier Bulganin to Chancellor Adenauer, September 13, 1955,   pp. 155-156 PDF (871.8 KB)


Page 155

DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1944-5 9
of the Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee and Minister-Presi-
dent of North Rhine-Westphalia, (Karl) Arnold; Chairman of the
Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag (George) Kiesinger;
Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundes-
tag (Dr. Carl Schmid; Ambassador (Dr. Herbert) Blankenhorn;
Ambassador (Felix) von Eckardt; Ministerial Director Dr. Growe.
During the talks, which took place in an atmosphere of mutual un-
derstanding, there took place a broad and frank exchange of views
on the question of the mutual relations between the Soviet Union and
the Federal German Republic. During the talks the question of the
establishment of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and
the Federal German Republic was discussed.
An agreement was reached, and expressed in letters exchanged by
the parties, with a view to obtaining the approval of the Federal
Government and of the Bundestag, as well as of the Presidium of
the Supreme Soviet, for the establishment of diplomatic relations
between the two countries, and the setting up to this end, of embassies
respectively in Bonn and in Moscow, and to the exchange of diplo-
matic representatives of the rank of extraordinary and plenipoten-
tiary ambassadors.
Both delegations agreed that the establishment of diplomatic rela-
tions would contribute to the development of mutual understanding
and cooperation between the Soviet Union and the German Federal
Republic in the interests of peace and security in Europe.
The parties are starting from the assumption that the establishment
and development of normal relations between the Soviet Union and
the Federal German Republic will further the settlement of pending
problems affecting the whole of Germany, and must thus help the
solution of the principal national problem of the German people, the
reestablishment of the unity of the Germany democratic state.
In confirmation of the agreement reached, the Chairman of the
Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union and Federal Chancellor
of the German Federal Republic exchanged letters, the text of which
is annexed. The parties also agreed that negotiations should shortly
be negotiated between the German Federal Republic and the Soviet
Union on the problems of the development of trade.
Letter from Premier Bulganin to Chancellor Adenauer, September
13, 1955'
In connection with the agreement reached in the course of negotia-
tions between the Government delegations of the Soviet Union and
the German Federal Republic, I have the honor to confirm that the
Soviet Government has taken the decision to establish diplomatic
relations with the Government of the German Federal Republic and
to effect an exchange of diplomatic representatives with the rank of
Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary.
The Soviet Government expresses its confidence that the establish-
ment of diplomatic relations will contribute toward the development
of mutual understanding and cooperation between the Soviet Union
1 Department of State files. An analogous letter was sent by Chancellor Adenauer
to
Premier Bulganin.
155


Go up to Top of Page