URGENT NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY

CONCLUSION OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE STRENGTHENING OF

THE SECURITY OF NON-NUCLEAR-WEAPON STATES AGAINST THE USE OR

THREAT OF USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

PREVENTION OF AN ARMS RACE IN OUTER SPACE

PROHIBITION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURE OF NEW TYPES OF

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND NEW SYSTEMS OF SUCH WEAPONS

REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONCLUDING DOCUMENT OF THE TWELFTH SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

REDUCTION OF MILITARY BUDGETS

CHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL (BIOLOGICAL) WEAPONS

REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND DECISIONS

ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT ITS TENTH SPECIAL SESSION

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECLARATION OF THE INDIAN OCEAN AS

A ZONE OF PEACE

GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISARMAMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECLARATION ON THE STRENGTHENING OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN THE PEACEFUL EXPLOITATION OF OUTER

SPACE UNDER CONDITIONS OF ITS NON-MILITARIZATION

Letter dated 25 October 1985 from the Permanent Representative of

Bulgaria to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

On instructions from my Government, I have the honor to request you to have the enclosed Declaration of the Member States of the Warsaw Treaty, which was issued by the Political Consultative Committee of the Warsaw Treaty Organization at its session on 22 and 23 October 1985 at Sofia, Bulgaria, circulated as an official document of the General Assembly under agenda items 51, 55, 57, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, 69, 72 and 145.

(Signed) Boris TSVETKOV

  First Deputy Foreign Minister

  and Permanent Representative


Annex

DECLARATION ISSUED ON 23 OCTOBER 1985 AT SOFIA BY THE POLITICAL

CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE WARSAW TREATY ORGANIZATION

The highest-level representatives of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the German Democratic Republic, the Hungarian People's Republic, the Polish People's Republic, the Socialist Republic of Romania and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics assembled in Sofia on 22 and 23 October 1985 for a meeting of the Political Consultative Committee of the States Parties to the Warsaw Treaty, reviewed in detail the situation in Europe and exchanged views on the key issues of international relations as a whole, devoting prime attention to the urgent tasks of the struggle to eliminate the nuclear threat and to strengthen peace. A fruitful discussion of the urgent problems relating to the further development of co-operation among the States Parties to the Warsaw Treaty also took place.

Aware of their responsibility to their peoples and to mankind for the fate of peace in Europe and the rest of the world and guided by their desire to make a positive breakthrough in the present alarming development of international affairs, the participants in the meeting jointly make the following Declaration:

/…

The participants in the meeting voiced their firm conviction that a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Middle East problem can be achieved only through the collective efforts of all the parties concerned on the basis of a complete withdrawal of the Israeli troops from all Arab territories occupied since 1967, implementation of the legitimate rights of the Arab people of Palestine, including its right to self-determination and to the establishment of an independent State of its own, and guarantees for the right of all States in that region to independent existence and development. An international conference on the Middle East under United Nations auspices and with the participation of all the parties concerned, including the Palestine Liberation organization, would be a practical course to follow. The strengthening of the unity of the Arab countries and the Palestinian movement would be conducive to a settlement of the Middle East problems.

The settlement of Lebanon's internal problems based on national, concord among the Lebanese themselves and on the preservation of the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of that country, the speediest possible termination of the war between Iran and Iraq, and the stabilization of the situation in the area of the Persian Gulf would serve the interests of peace in that part of the world.

/…

FOR THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA:

(Signed) Todor ZHIVKOV

General Secretary of the Central Committee of

the Bulgaria Communist Party, President of

the Council of State of the People's Republic

of Bulgaria

FOR THE CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIALIST REPUBLIC:

(Signed) Gustav HUSAK

General Secretary of the Central Committee of

the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia,

President of the Czechoslovak Socialist

Republic

FOR THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC:

(Signed) Erich HONECKER

General Secretary of the Central Committee of

the Socialist Unity Party of Germany,

President of the Council of State of the

German Democratic Republic

FOR THE HUNGARIAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC:

(Signed) Janos KADAR

General Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist

Workers' Party

FOR THE POLISH PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC:

(Signed) Wojciech JARUZELSKI

First Secretary of the Central Committee of

the Polish United Workers' Party, Chairman

of the Council of Ministers of the Polish

People's Republic

FOR THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF ROMANIA:

(Signed) Nicolae CEAUSECU

General Secretary of the Romanian Communist

Party, President of the Socialist Republic

of Romania

FOR THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS:

(Signed) M. S. GORBACHEV

General Secretary of the Central Committee

of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

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Document symbol: A/C.1/40/7
Document Type: Letter
Document Sources: General Assembly
Country: Bulgaria
Subject: Arms control and regional security issues, Palestine question, Peacekeeping
Publication Date: 28/10/1985