Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
Soviet draft treaty on friendship and collaboration, July 15, 1958, pp. 297-300 PDF (1.5 MB)
D)OCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1.944-59 appropriate system of control and inspection for the fulfillment of the obligations specified in the present Article. ARTICLE 6 The signatories unanimously favor the creation of a zone in Central Europe, free from the production and presence of atomic, hydrogen, and missile weapons, as well as from the equipping and manning of the above mentioned types of arms. This zone ought to comprise with the agreement of the appropriate governments the territory of the German Democratic Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Polish Peoples' Republic, and the Czechoslovak Republic. The signatories are obligated to respect the status of this zone and [not?] consider the territory of the governments which comprise it as a sphere, for the use of atomiic, hydrogen,-and missile weaqpons . TThey recognize as indispensable the establishment of an appropriate syt of control and inspection for fulfillment of agreement concerning the creation of such a zone. ARTICLE 7 Proceeding on the belief, that economic cooperation and contacts between states a.re the natural and stable foundation for the, strengthen- ing of peaceful and friendly relations between them, the signatories. ar,-obligated: .(a) To develop economic cooperation and an exchange of ex-, perience; to extend the necessary cooperation to one another in the matter of solving the most urgent economic problems facing the most important significance for insuring the full employment of the population and the improvement of their well being; To develop in every possible way cooperation in the field of trade between the countries participating in the agreement on the principles of full equality and mutual benefit. b) To take measures toward the gradual elimination of the obstacles and limitations still existing in the field of the develop- ment of economic relations between states on the basis of bilateral and multilateral agreements, as well as within the framework and by means of the European economic commission of the UNN; c) To develop cooperation in the field of utilization of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, including exchange of experience in the construction of atomic energy, and the exchange of spe- cialists, raw and other materials, and equipment. ARTICLE 8 For the purpose of broadening international ties and cooperation in the -field of science and culture, furthering mutual understanding between peoples, the signatories are obligated to develop and strengthen mutual ties in the field of science, culture, technology, and education. To these ends they express readiness to discuss in the near- future concrete questions of cultural and scientific cooperation, hav-- ing in view the conclusion of a bilateral or multilateral agreement on these questions. 299'
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