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  • IMPORTANT BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

  • Important bilateral agreements:

    1). 3 III 1921  
    Convention on defence alliance signed in Bucharest (Journal of Laws of 1921 No. 81, item 557). The convention expired on 31st of May 1926. It was replaced by a Guarantee Treaty, signed in Bucharest on 26th of March 1926 (Journal of Laws of 1927 No. 16, item 117 and 118). The treaty expired on 26th of March 1931 and was replaced by a second Guarantee Treaty, signed in Geneva on 15th of January 1931 (Journal of Laws of 1931 No. 32, item 230 and 231). (from MFA document archives 5, volume 71/1)

    2). 1 VII 1921
    First convention on trade and an agreement (as an enclosure to it) between Polish and Romanian Post, Telegraph and Telephone Councils concerning mutual telegraphic, telephonic and parcels exchange were signed in Bucharest. The convention came into effect upon its signing on 30th of November 1922 (Journal of Laws of 1922 No. 103, item 937 and 938). The convention was lifted by Romanian note, sent on 31st of May 1930. The convention expired on 1st of May 1930. (from MFA document archives 5)

    3). 20 XII 1922
    Sanitary convention signed in Warsaw, came into effect on 10th of August 1923 (Journal of Laws of 1923 No. 82, item 636 and 637).

    4). 20 X 1923
    Veterinary Convention, signed in Warsaw. As a result of Polish and Romanian consultations, which took place in Warsaw, between 10th and 28th of August and also between 31st of August and 4th of September 1929. A protocol was signed on 4th of September 1929, and came into effect on 19th of September 1929.

    5). 29 XI 1928
    Convention concerning the exchange of acts and documents of former Austrian and Hungarian military authorities was signed in Warsaw. It came into effect on 26th of July 1929 (Journal of Laws of 1929 No. 69, item 530 and 531).

    6). 24 X 1929
    A coalition-arbitration treaty was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 27th of March 1930. (Journal of Laws of 1930 No. 20, item 160 and 161) (from MFA document archives 5,1. 71/3)

    7). 30 X 1929
    An Agreement on rail transport together with the final protocol were signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 2nd of August 1931 (Journal of Laws of 1931 No. 70, item 567 and 568).

    8). 17 XII 1929
    A Consular Convention together with the final protocol were signed in Bucharest. The convention came into effect on 9th of July 1931 (Journal of Laws of 1931 No. 60, item 482 and 483). It lost binding force at the moment of signing the convention on 5th of October, 1962, in Bucharest.

    9). 19 XII 1929 
     A Convention on judicial assistance within civil issues, signed in Bucharest. The convention came into effect on 9th of July 1932 (Journal of Laws of 1932 No. 45, item 427 and 428, (from MFA document archives 5, volume 71/8) A Convention on judicial assistance within penal proceedings was signed in Bucharest on 26th of March 1930. The convention came into effect on 25th of September 1934 (Journal of Laws of 1934 No. 73, item 695 and 696). Both conventions were lifted by an agreement signed in Warsaw, on 25th of January 1926.

    10). 9 V 1930
    A Convention on exploitation of regular air transport, signed in Warsaw all together with the final protocol. The convention came into effect on 20th of December 1930 (Journal of Laws of 1930 No. 93, item 725 and 726). Romania lifted this Convention on 31st of December 1938; the governmental statement on this issue was published in Journal of Laws of 1939 No. 40, item 268.

    11). 23 VI 1930
    The second Convention on Trade and Navigation signed in Warsaw. It came into effect on 22nd of September 1932 (Journal of Laws of 1932 No. 84, item 726 and 727). First additional protocol to this Convention was signed in Bucharest on 9th of October 1938 (Journal of Laws of 1939 No. 66, item 452). Second additional protocol to this Convention was signed in Warsaw on 22nd of July 1938 (Journal of Laws of 1938 No. 64, item 485). Provisions of these protocols came into effect temporarily. (from MFA document archives 5, volume 71/9, 72/15, 72/16)

    12). 11 IV 1933 and 22 V 1933
    An agreement on visa dismantling for diplomatic passports and introducing the easier system of visa according for official passports were concluded as a diplomatic note exchange. Dates of Polish diplomatic notes are like follow: 1st of April, 12th of June, 22nd of July 1933, and dates of Romanian diplomatic notes: 22nd of May, 18th and 25th of July 1933. The agreement came into effect on 1st of August 1933.

    13). 27 XI 1936
    A Convention regarding intellectual co-operation, signed all together with a protocol, in Warsaw (Journal of Laws of 1937 No. 36, item 273 and 274).

    14). 24 IV 1937
    A Convention on payment facilitation regarding tourist and travellers, signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 5th of June 1937 (Journal of Laws of 1937 No. 43, item 337 and 338). (from MFA document archives 5, volume 72/14)

    The Second World War broke diplomatic contacts between both countries.

    15). 7 VII 1945
    A Convention on trade, signed in Moscow. The additional protocols were signed in Warsaw, on 27th of September and 31st of December 1945. A Convention regarding sugar and cereals was signed in Bucharest, on 23rd of May 1947. A Convention on trade exchange was signed in Bucharest on 9th of September 1947. It came into effect upon its signing.

    16). 9 VIII 1947
    An agreement between Republic of Poland and the Kingdom of Romania regarding air transport was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 25th of September 1947. Agreement's validity - five years (Journal of Laws of 1947 No. 73, item 461 and 462) with automatic prolongation for the next five-year periods. It was lifted by a protocol of 9th of August 1977, signed in Bucharest.

    17). 27 II 1948
    An agreement on cultural co-operation, signed in Warsaw. It came into effect on 11th of November 1948. The agreement's validity - five years, was prolonged automatically for further five-year periods. Annual and then two-year executive plans were signed alternately in capitals of both countries. (Journal of Laws of 1949 No. 51, item 380 and 381). The agreement was lifted by signing an agreement in Warsaw, on 26th of November 1964.

    18). 10 IX 1948
    A Convention on economic co-operation, signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 10th of February 1949. The agreement's validity - until 31st of December 1953. Besides the Convention, the Executive Treaty on its realisation was signed (Journal of Laws of 1949 No. 9, item 52).

    19). 10 IX 1948
    An agreement on goods and payments exchange between the Republic of Poland and Romanian People's Republic was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect all together wit the Convention on economic co-operation (10th of February 1949). The validity was not defined. Based on the first article of this agreement, annual agreements on goods and payments exchange were singed between year 1949 and 1959.

    20). 26 I 1949
    A Treaty on Friendship, Mutual Co-operation and Assistance was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 29th of November 1949. The treaty's validity - twenty years, was prolonged automatically for further five-year periods. (Journal of Laws of 1950 No. 11, item 114 and 115).

    21). 27 VI 1950                                 
    A protocol on co-operation between Polish and Romanian radio, signed in Bucharest. It came into effect upon its signing and was lifted by an agreement on co-operation in the field of radio and TV on 29th of April 1958.

    22). 29 IV 1958
    An agreement on co-operation in the field of radio and TV between the Polish Committee for Radio and TV and the Romanian one was signed in Warsaw. Agreement's validity - two years with automatic prolongation for the next two-year periods. The agreement was replaced by another one on co-operation in the field of radio and TV between Polish Committee for Radio and TV and the Romanian one, signed in Bucharest on 16th of March 1963.

    23). 9 XII 1958
    An agreement between the PRL and RRL government on establishing Polish - Romanian Governmental Commission for Economic Co-operation, signed in Warsaw. It came into effect upon its signing. The agreement's validity was not defined.

    24). 28 V 1960
    An agreement between Polish and Romanian government on mutual supplies of goods for years 1961 - 1965 was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect upon its signing. The agreement's validity - until 31st of December 1965. Annual executive protocols were signed alternately in capitals of both countries.

    25). 14 XI 1960
    An agreement between Polish and Romanian government on co-operation in the field of peaceful utilisation of nuclear energy, signed in Bucharest. The agreement's validity was not defined. It expired on 12th of November 1972 - that day, came upon effect the agreement signed in Warsaw, on 23rd of February 1972.

    26). 25 I 1962
    An agreement between PRL and RRL on judicial assistance and relationship in the field of law regarding civil, family and criminal law was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 6th of December 1962. It lifted the Convention on judicial assistance and protection in civil cases, of 19th of December 1929, as well as the Convention on criminals' extradition and judicial assistance in criminal cases of 26th of March 1930 (Journal of Laws of 1962 No. 63, item 301 and 302). Protocol regarding the change of the article no. 15, paragraph 1 of the agreement was elaborated in Warsaw, on 14th of September 1972 and came into effect on 18th of July 1973 (Journal of Laws of 1973 No. 41, item 243).

    27). 24 III 1973
    A Consular Convention between PRL and SRR, signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 18th of April 1974. Convention validity was not defined. It lifted the convention of the 5th of October 1962 (Journal of Laws of 1974, No. 15, item 87).

    28). 23 XI 1973
    An agreement between PRL and SRR government on supplies of coking coal from Poland in exchange of supplies of goods from Romania, as an equivalent to coal for years 1974 - 1985, was signed in Warsaw. It came into effect on 20th of March 1974. Agreement's validity - until the fulfilment of the agreement's provisions.

    29). 31 X 1975
    An agreement between PRL and SRR government on mutual supplies of goods and payments for years 1976 - 1980 was signed in Warsaw. It came into effect on 5th of March 1976. Agreement's validity - until 31st of December 1980. Executive protocols were signed alternately in capitals of both countries.

    30). 24 V 1976
    An agreement between PRL and SRR government on using certain extra charges (discount) for the official exchange rates of Polish and Romanian currency regarding non-trade payments, signed in Bucharest.

    31). 29 I 1977
    An agreement between PRL and SRR government on vehicular sets' supplies from Romania in exchange for supplies of metallurgical coke, metallurgical goods, machinery and devices from Poland, between years 1981 - 1985 was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 11th of June 1977. Agreement's validity - until the complete fulfilment of the agreement's provisions. The automatic prolongation was stipulated for years 1980 - 1990.

    32). 29 I 1977
    An agreement between PRL and SRR government on civil air transport was signed in Bucharest. It came into effect on 25th of June 1977. Agreement's validity was not defined. It was lifted by an agreement between Poland and Romania and regarding air transport, signed in Bucharest on 9th of August 1947.

    33). 29 I 1977
    An agreement on direct scientific and technical co-operation between the Polish Ministry of Mining and the Romanian Ministry of Mining, Oil Industry and Geology was signed in Bucharest.

    34). 29 I 1977
    An agreement on direct scientific and technical co-operation between the Polish Ministry of Chemical Industry and Romanian Ministry of Mining, Oil Industry and Geology was signed in Bucharest.

    35). 29 I 1977                                    
    An agreement on co-operation in the field of maritime fisheries was signed in Bucharest.

    36). 24 II 1977
    An agreement on scientific co-operation between Polish Academy of Science and Romanian one as well as the Academy of Social and Political Science, for years 1976 - 1980 was signed in Bucharest.

    37). 21 IV 1977
    An agreement on co-operation in the field of health protection and medical sciences between the PRL and SRR ministries of health for years 1977 - 1980 was signed in Warsaw.

    38). 19 V 1977
    An agreement between PRL and SRR government on co-operation in heavy machine tools production was signed in Warsaw.  The convention came into effect upon its signing, with the effective period of the agreement until 31st of December 1990 and automatically prolonged for the next five years.

    39). 19 V 1977
    Declaration on strengthening and deepening co-operation between PZPR and RPK and between PRL and SRR was signed in Warsaw. Resolutions of this declaration came into effect on the day of signing it.

    Elaborated by A.Kręgulec, based on "Stosunki dyplomatyczne Polski 1944-1977. Informator", volume I, MFA, Warsaw, 1979.

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