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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 collective security in Europe, July 20, 1955,   pp. 150-152 PDF (1.2 MB)

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to take effective steps to remove the danger and to maintain security
in Europe.
4. An armed attack in Europe against one or several States-parties
to the Treaty by any state or group of states shall be deemed to be
an attack against all the Parties. In the event of such at attack, each
of the. Parties, exercising the right of individual or collective- self-
defence, shall assist the state or states so attacked by all the means -at
its disposal, including the use of armed force, for the purpose of' re-
establishing and maintaining international peace and security in
.5. The States-parties to the Treaty undertake jointly to discuss and soon as possible the procedure under which assistance,
including military assistance, shall be provided by the States-parties
to the Treaty in the event of a situation in Europe requiring a col-
lective effort. for the re-establishment and maintenance of peace in
6. The States-parties to the Treaty, in conformity with the provi-
sions of the Charter of the United Nations, shall immediately inform
the Security Council o f the United Nations, of any action taken or
envisaged for the purpose of exercising the right of self-defence or
of maintaining peace and security in Europe.
7. The States-parties to the Treaty undertake not to participate in
any coalition or alliance and not to conclude agreements the objectives
of which are contrary to the purposes of the Treaty on Collective
Security in Europe.
8. The States-parties to the Treaty undertake to promote a broad
economic and cultural cooperation among themselves as well as with
other states through the development of trade and other economic
relations, the expansion of cultural ties on a basis excluding any dis-
crimination or restrictions which hamper such cooperation.
9. In order to implement the provisions of the Treaty concerning
consultation among its Parties and to consider questions arising in
connection with the task of ensuring security in Europe, the following
shall be provided for:
(a) Regular or, when required, special conferences at which
each State shall be represented by a- member of its government
or by some other specially designated representative;
(b) The setting up of a permanent consultative political com-
mittee the duty of which shall be the preparation of appropriate
recommendations to the governments of the States-parties to the
(c) The setting up of a military consultative organ the terms
of reference of which shall be specified in due course.
10. Recognising the special responsibility of the permanent mem-
bers of the United Nations Security Council for the maintenance of
international peace and security, the States-parties to the Treaty shall
invite the Government of the Chinese People's Republic to designate
representatives to the organs set up in accordance with the Treaty in
the capacity of observers.
11. The present Treaty shall not impair in any way the obligations
of European states under international treaties and agreements to
which they are party, provided the principles and purposes of such
agreements are in conformity with those of the present Treaty.

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