Final Communiqué of the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council (Bonn, 30 and 31 May 1972)

In May 1972, the Allied governments, welcoming the progress made with regard to East–West relations and, in particular, the conclusion of significant agreements and arrangements, give the go-ahead to the opening of multilateral discussions linked to preparations for a conference on security and cooperation in Europe and accept the offer of the Finnish Government that these talks be held in Helsinki.

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Source: Ministerial Communiqués 1970-1979. 30th-31st May, 1972, Bonn, North Atlantic Council, Chairman : Mr. J. Luns. [ON-LINE]. [s.l.]: NATO, [21.12.2005]. Available on

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