WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Subject File, 1981-1989

 

COUNTRIES (CO)

[CO001-CO050]

 

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

 

Subject categories and sub-categories fully available for research are bolded. Closed categories and sub-categories have a simple phrase describing their contents.

 

File Code                Description

CO                         Countries – Geographic Areas (7 l.ft., Boxes 1-14; Boxes 1-2 Flat, Small; Boxes 1-2; Flat, Medium; Boxes 1-4; Flat-Restricted Access)

This primary subject category contains material relating to long-term scheduling for working and official visits from foreign heads of state and foreign ministers; defining categories of head of state visits; presentation of diplomatic credentials; protection for diplomatic missions in the United States and US missions abroad; fiscal responsibility for diplomatic ceremonies and foreign mission protection; lists of head of state correspondence; and mailing lists with correct names and addresses for heads of state.

 

Secondary subject categories listed below for individual countries often contain material relating to visits to the White House by foreign heads of state.  These may be state visits, official working visits, working visits or personal visits.  We have not always made the distinction clear in each case.  Material relating to these visits may include: welcoming, departure and toast speeches by President Reagan; review of current policies with that particular country; arrangements for air transportation; schedules for the visit; separate meetings with the Vice President; arrangements for Mrs. Reagan to host the first lady of the country; establishing the guest list for dinners/lunches; the formal schedule for the visiting Head of State; Mrs. Reagan briefings and talking points for her meetings with other First Ladies; thank-you notes to the entertainment at dinners; thank-you notes from the foreign heads of state and thank you notes to Mrs. Reagan from invitees to dinners and lunches.  In 1981, foreign heads of state visits were coordinated by Craig Fuller, Director of Cabinet Affairs and Richard Darman, Staff Secretary.  In some cases, categories contain full briefing books and background material developed under their coordination.  This is relatively rare and occurs for 1981 visits only. 

 

CO001                   Continental – Geographic Areas (.1 l.ft., Box 15)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to geographic areas not covered by other specific CO001 categories. The material covers problems in the East Mediterranean – Cyprus, Turkey, Greece and Lebanon; concerns about Indo-China and relations with Vietnam; relations with Canada and Mexico; readjustment of legality and US diplomatic position regarding the seizure of the Baltic States, and promotion of the National Commission on Pacific Economic Cooperation.

 

CO001-01              Africa (.7 l.ft.; Box 15-16)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to African economic development; a World Bank 1981 report on African development; public/private aid and development efforts for African nations; foreign policy strategy for the Horn of Africa, and Southern Africa; dealing with Cuban soldiers in Angola; Namibian independence; opposition to apartheid in South Africa; reports on African conditions from multiple sources; US efforts to alleviate the sub-Saharan drought and widespread famine of the mid to late 1980s; the Presidents “Initiative for Africa” to deal with the famine, debt relief and African development; and Congressional efforts to ease the debt burden on African nations.

 

Policy issues on Southern Africa were also filed in CO141 (South Africa).  Please see CO141 for more information on Southern Africa, particularly the situation and policy in Namibia and Angola.

 

CO001-02              Antarctica – Arctic (.3 l.ft.; Box 17)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to 1982 statements issued on United States policies and programs in the Arctic and Antarctica; S.373, the Arctic Research Policy Act of 1984; 1986 and 1987; reports on Arctic research and plans for research as required by S.373; notification of research projects in Antarctica run by the United States Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency; United States  negotiating positions for multiple meetings and consultations regarding Antarctic mineral resources held in 1986 (Hobart, Australia & Tokyo, Japan), 1987 (Montevideo, Uruguay) and 1988 (Wellington, New Zealand); Arctic sovereignty issues; and requests from Alaska natives to participate in the Arctic research planning.

 

CO001-03              Asia (.1 l.ft.; Box 17)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings with Asian leaders; trade and economic issues with Japan, Hong Kong and ASEAN nations; a CSIS study on south Asia and the Pakistan/India conflict; a head of state letter to Rajiv Gandhi on regional issues; and ongoing concerns about POW/MIAs in Southeast Asia.

 

CO001-04              Communist Bloc (1 folder; Box 18)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to an editorial by Patrick Buchanan on the US Commodity Credit Corporation paying for grain sent to Poland and Rumania; a support letter passed on by Malcolm Forbes and his editorial on supporting eastern Europe states and responses to the efforts of the Lithuanian-American Community of the USA campaign to repudiate the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. The Office of Records Management appears not to have widely used this category and placed materials about the Warsaw Pact nations in CO001-05l (Europe).

 

CO001-05              Europe (.5 l.ft.; Box 18-19)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to continuing efforts to gauge European public opinion of the United States; creating a public affairs program to improve the image of the United States in Europe; meetings with different Presidents and members of the European Parliament; encouraging and participating in promotion of democracy projects with the Council of Europe; suggestions for the President’s speech to the European Parliament in 1985; messages from various liberation groups on freeing the Captive Nations of the Baltic, Armenia, Central and Eastern Europe; comparisons of European and US employment patterns in the service sector; information on the European economy, agricultural trade and European belief in the western alliance.

         

CO001-06              Far East (1 folder; Box 19)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a proposed visit to the President by multiple heads of Pacific Island countries and territories and a letter referring to a Charles Wick article regarding the continued problems with Kampuchean refugees in southeast Asia.  This category appears to have been used for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Ocean island nations.  The Charles Wick letter is a misfile, but we are retaining it in this category.  For material on all other “Far East” issues, see CO001-03 – Asia.

 

CO001-07              Middle East (1.4 l.ft.; Box 19-22)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the conflicts in the Middle East including the Israeli-Arab-Palestinian conflict and the Persian Gulf/Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s. Material includes support and protest letters from various domestic groups including Jewish advocacy groups and groups representing Arab-Americans. Material also includes Head of State letters to Middle East leaders on the situation in the Middle East and requests for help in establishing peace in the region; policy and public response to arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Jordan; establishing US Middle East policy and strategy; reviews of OPEC initiatives and their possible behavior in the oil market; and multiple offers of assistance in settling or negotiating Middle East peace and strategies for peace.  Most of the material from 1981-1984 relates to Lebanon and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Most of the material from 1985-1989 relates to conflicts in the Persian Gulf and the US flagging of Kuwaiti tankers.

         

CO001-08              North America (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

                             See CO028 (Canada) and CO104 (Mexico).

 

CO001-09              South America – Central and Latin America (4.3 l.ft.; Box 22-36)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to US missions to improve agriculture, trade and industry in Central America; passing and implementing the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI); the status of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in relation to the CBI; head of state letters from various Caribbean nations on the CBI and its implementation; establishing the Central America Outreach Group; editing and publishing Central American papers covering human and civil rights violations in Nicaragua and Cuba, Communist influence in the area in the White House Digest and supply of arms to various groups by the Soviet Union and Cuba; establishing the State Department’s public diplomacy program; opposition and support for the US Central American policy; Catholic church group comments on Central America; funding for various Central American programs;  renegotiating debt for Central and Latin American countries; Congressional inquiries to resolve the 1980 murder of churchwomen in El Salvador; the Contadora negotiations and letters to Contadora heads of state; and reaction to the Contadora “Guatemala City” agreement regarding Central America.  The majority of this material is focused on Central America and the Caribbean Basin Initiative. South America material is usually in regards to the Contadora negotiations or economic issues.

 

CO002                   Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of (.8 l.ft.; Box 36-38)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Reagan meetings with Afghan resistance leaders in 1983 and 1986; American humanitarian aid for Afghans; Armand Hammer involvement in assisting in Afghanistan solutions; Congressional and public support for Afghan rebels; instructions for Geneva negotiations on the Afghan settlement; and USIA documentaries and public relations efforts on the Afghanistan rebels.

 

                             See also: CO119 (Pakistan) for additional material relating to Afghanistan.

 

CO003                   Albania, People’s Socialist Republic of (3 folders.; Box 38)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Senator Jesse Helms urging the US government to recognize a free Albanian government in exile after the death of Albanian leader Enver Hoxha; correspondence with exiled King Leka I; the Greek minority in Albania; the Government-in-Exile ideas to free Albania; requests by certain Albanian citizens for US help in stopping the Soviets obtaining a Mediterranean seaport; and calls for the US to condemn human rights violations in Albania by the Albanian American community

 

CO004                   Algeria, Democratic and Popular Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 38)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Algerian ambassadorial appointments to the United States; Vice-Presidential meetings with Algerian foreign ministers; the logistics, speeches, state dinner and schedule of the state visit of President Bendjedid in April 1985 and head of state correspondence from Bendjedid to both the President and the Vice President.

 

CO005                   Andorra (1 folder; Box 38)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the successful petition by Andorra to join the International Telecommunication Union

 

CO006                   Angola, People’s Republic of (.4 l.ft.; Box 38-39)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ongoing complaints from Congress and conservative groups about Export-Import Bank loans and American oil companies involvement with the communist-backed Angolan government; requests to the United States government for assistance in release of various prisoners held in Angola due to the civil war; 1986 and 1988 meetings with Jonas Savimbi, leader of UNITA, by President Reagan, Vice President Bush, Chester Crocker and Herman Cohen; Congressional and conservative group concern for the well-being of UNITA and Savimbi during negotiations on settlement of South African issues including the expulsion of Cuban soldiers from Angola and Namibian independence.

                            

CO007                   Antigua and Barbuda, State of (2 folders; Box 39)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to 1981 remarks by Prime Minister Vere Bird urging the United States to provide leadership and assistance for the Caribbean nations against Communist encroachment; official US diplomatic relations and appointment of ambassador with newly independent Antigua; CARICOM nation’s concerns sent via Prime Minister Bird about United States extension of investigative procedures against illegal drug trafficking at the expense of CARICOM nations sovereignty and the United States response.

 

CO008                   Argentine Republic (.4 1.ft, Box 39-40)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to United States relations with the Argentine Republic, correspondence between President Alfonsin and the President Reagan that are social in nature and not substantive, drafts of remarks made during Alfonsin’s State Visit in 1985, the Falkland Islands dispute with Great Britain, the state of democracy in Argentina, the state of the Argentine economy, and human rights issues. 

 

CO009                   Australia (.8 l.ft.; Box 40-42)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to multiple visits of Prime Minister Fraser and Prime Minister Hawke to the United States; head of state correspondence with PM Fraser and PM Hawke; completion of an anti-trust cooperative agreement with Australia; Congressional testimony provided by Australian doctors on the effects of Agent Orange on Australian Vietnam War veterans; and participation by the United States in the 1988 Australian bicentennial.

 

CO010                   Austria, Republic of (0.2 l. ft.; Box 42-43)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to information and correspondence about the 1981 Cancun Summit; the visit of Austrian Chancellor Kreisky; the visit of Austrian President Kirchschlaeger; the visit of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi to Austria; and the proper representation of the United States Government at Kurt Waldheim’s presidential inauguration.

 

CO011                   Azores (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

 

CO012                   Bahamas, Commonwealth of the (.1 l.ft.; Box 43)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to attempts by a private citizen to facilitate a meeting between President Reagan and Prime Minister Lynden Pindling; accusations of corruption against Pindling; the 1984 establishment of a Bahamian Commission of Inquiry into the corruption allegations; head of state correspondence on US cooperation with the Commission’s investigation; F. Lee Bailey’s request for US Grand Jury testimony and displeasure over US relations with the Commission; reports on a 1985 trip to the Bahamas to determine Bahamian drug abuse and illegal drug control policies; the President’s 1988 submission to Congress of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between the United States and the Bahamas.

 

CO013                   Bahrain, State of (.1 l.ft.; Box 43)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings between the Vice President and the Amir of Bahrain and other Bahrain officials; a state visit to the United States by Shaikh Hamad; head of state correspondence on general issues of the Persian Gulf and to acknowledge visits to Bahrain by Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Secretary of Energy John Herrington; and comments by the Shaikh made to a private citizen and passed on to President Reagan.

 

CO014                   Bangladesh, Peoples Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 43-44)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the state visit of Chief Marshal Law Administrator General Ershad in 1983 and the 1988 Reagan meeting with President Ershad; head of state correspondence regarding international aid institutions and aid to neediest countries, Bangladesh’s return to democratic processes, and appreciation for US assistance during and after the 1988 floods in Bangladesh; and human rights violations, particularly of American Christians in Bangladesh.

 

CO015                   Barbados (2 folders; Box 44)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the cancellation of the long term tax treaty between the United States and Barbados and the negotiations for a new treaty and concern about United States sugar quotas.

 

CO016                   Belgium (.3 l.ft.; Box 44)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Presidential meetings with Prime Minister Wilfried Martens in 1982, 1985 and 1987; USIA Belgian public opinion polls on security issues and the basing of ICBM missiles; various requests from public citizens for US help with the Belgian legal system; and a request for a NATO-based army officer regarding imposition of Belgian customs and taxes on army personnel.

 

CO017                   Benin, Peoples Republic of (1 folder; Box 44)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the New Year’s greetings from President Mathieu Kerekou; Reagan’s letter of sympathy after an aircrash, request for help with a small Benin charity, and appointment of  the ambassador to the United States.

 

CO018                   Bermuda (.1 l.ft.; Box 45)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to visits to the United States by Premier J.D. Gibbons, and Premier John Swan; ongoing negotiations on a tax treaty between the United States and Bermuda; convention tax concessions; repealing the “triple tax” penalty for insurance companies, and information about an American incarcerated in Bermuda.

 

CO019                   Bhutan (1 folder, Box 45)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to New Year’s greetings from the King of Bhutan and correspondence from Senator Larry Pressler urging a fuller diplomatic relationship between the United States and Bhutan.

 

CO020                   Bolivia, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 45)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Bolivia’s call for re-normalization of relations at the opening of the Reagan administration; the re-installation of a US ambassador in La Paz in late 1981; continued concerns about human and political rights violations in Bolivia; reports on the Bolivian drug production and drug trafficking; release of US aid after Bolivia met certain illegal drug eradication conditions; the cooperative US/Bolivia drug eradication program Operation Blast Furnace; and head of state letters from President Paz regarding economic conditions in Bolivia and renegotiation of International Monetary Fund loans.

 

CO021                   Botswana, Republic of (3 folders; Box 45)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to visits to the United States by President Quett Masire in 1981 and 1984; US aid being used as a subsidy for AMAX nickel mining in Botswana; request for US intervention for a prisoner in Botswana; placement of Voice of America relay stations; and head of state correspondence on continued raids by South African troops in the Botswana capital.

 

CO022                   Brazil, Federative Republic of (.6 l.ft.; Box 45-47)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings with officials of the Brazilian government, the state visit of President Figueiredo, trade, economic, and business issues with Brazil, the death of President-elect Neves, correspondence with President Sarney, the state visit of President Sarney, and US-Brazil science and technology cooperation.

 

CO023                   Belize (3 folders; Box 47)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recognition of the newly independent state of Belize (formally British Honduras); the official working visit of Prime Minister George Price in 1983; public citizen efforts at private enterprise in Belize; congratulatory messages to new Prime Minister Manuel Esquivel in 1985 and reports on assisting Belize with drug abuse prevention programs and their cannabis spraying program.

 

CO024                   Bulgaria, People’s Republic of (3 folders; Box 47)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to an international fishery governing agreement signed with Bulgaria; Congressional resolutions and public citizen groups against Bulgarian human rights violations, repression of the Turkish minority, narcotics trafficking, and involvement in international terrorism; notice to all government officials to limit travel to Bulgaria, and an appellate court ruling on the control of the Bulgarian Christian church in America.

 

CO025                   Burma, Socialist Republic of the Union of [Myanmar] (.1 l.ft., Box 47)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the return to Burma of stolen 15th century bronzes; appointment of ambassadors; numerous head of state letters from San Yu thanking Reagan for kind words or assistance; United States assistance in the opium crop eradication program; and reports on the student/democratic uprisings of late 1988 after the military seized power in September 1988.

 

CO026                   Burundi, Republic of (3 folders; Box 48)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to New Year’s greetings; appointment of an ambassador; head of state correspondence from Major Pierrie Buyoya on the bloodless coup of August 1987 and the Hutu uprisings in August 1988 against the ruling minority Tutsi.

 

CO027                   Cameroon, State of (.1 l.ft.; Box 48)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointment of an ambassador; visits to the United States by President Ahidjo in 1982 and President and Mrs. Biya in 1986; head of state correspondence thanking the Reagans for hospitality and expressions of sympathy for a Cameroon natural disaster and an RSVP for a UN Reception in 1988.

 

CO028                   Canada ( 1.8 l.ft. Boxes 48-53)

This secondary category contains material relating to appointment of ambassadors; U.S.-Canadian relations; border control; trade agreements; fishery agreements; acid rain and other environmental issues; Canadian regulation of investments; meetings with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and the State Visits of Prime Minister Brain Mulroney in 1986 and 1988. 

 

CO029                   Canary Islands (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

 

CO030                   Cape Verde, Republic of (1 folder; Box 53)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the meeting of Vice President Bush and President Pereira in Africa; luncheon hosted by the Vice President for President Pereira; and a possible tea for Mrs. Pereira and her daughter hosted by Mrs. Bush.

 

CO031                   Central African Republic (1 folder, Box 53)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to an ambassadorial appointment and comments on the trial of Jean-Bedel Bokassa.

 

CO032                   Chad, Republic of (.1 l.ft., Box 53)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; President Reagan’s urging Nigeria to transfer food and oil to Chad; Reagan’s letter to France supporting Chad’s efforts against Libyan aggression; Senator Byrd’s request for the US to use the Organization of African Unity to assist Chad; preparations, speeches, briefing papers and logistics for the working visit of President Havre in June 1987; and NSDD 322 on US policy towards Chad issued in December 1988.

 

CO033                   Chile (.3 l.ft., Box 53-54)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment of ambassadors; meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and ambassadors; Chile’s social security system; human rights; democracy in Chile; UNGA resolution toward Chile; Chile certification; bilateral agreement between Chile and OPIC; Walter Rauff, accused Nazi war criminal; former Austrian Chancellor Kreisky; copper industry in Chile; Chilean Navy; World Bank loans; Letelier/Moffitt Case; Colleen Dewhurst and death threats to actors, writers and directors in Chile; and Generalized System of Preferences.

 

CO034                   China (2 folders, Box 54)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Chinese New Year’s greetings; studies of China policy; and suggestions for reunification of China.  This category appears to have been used for “general” China material and reunification issues.  Multiple case files were transferred to either CO034-01 (China-Taiwan) or CO034-02 (China-PRC).  Material relating to Chinese reunification can also be found in CO034-02.

 

CO034-01              China, Republic of  (Formosa – Taiwan) (.4 l.ft., Box 54-55)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to economic relations and sponsored US trips to the Republic of China by the US-Republic of China Economic Council; Maureen Reagan’s visit to the Republic of China in 1981; various reports on Taiwanese officials comments given to the White House via private citizens; concern for the status of Taiwan; enforcement of the Taiwan Relations Act; support for Taiwan to retain their position in the Asian Development Bank and Interpol; Congressional resolutions calling for the end of martial law on Taiwan; and requests for assistance with political prisoners held in Taiwan.

 

CO034-02              China, People’s Republic of (Red China) (1.2 l.ft.; Box 55-58)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointment of ambassadors; head of state congratulations on elections, and gratitude for hospitality; visits of Premier Zhao Zhang in 1983, President Li Xiannian in 1985 and Vice Premier Tian Jiyun in 1988; visits and photo opportunities for various Chinese officials and groups; requests from Chinese American citizens for help with issues in China; the United States-People’s Republic of China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade; US-China Tax Treaty; human rights violations particularly religious persecution; the incarceration of Archbishop Kung; establishment of US-PRC Consular services; polls of Chinese attitudes regarding Americans; Chinese abortion policies and coercive family planning; sales of arms to China; grain sales to China; business ventures in China, and requests for  help obtaining pandas from American zoos.

 

CO035                   Colombia (.3 l.ft.; Box 58-59)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; the safety of Americans in Colombia; United States assistance in narcotics policing in Colombia including material support for herbicide eradication programs for cannabis and coca plants; ratification of the Saccio-Vazquez Treaty regarding Caribbean islets off the coast of Colombia; the status of the unfinished portion of the Pan American Highway; 1985 visit of President Betancur and 1986 meeting with President Barco; ratification of an extradition treaty with Colombia and extradition of Jeffrey Tamboer; protests against the release of known drug trafficker Jorge Ochoa by the Colombian judicial system; and enforcement of stricter searches of all Colombian import/export items by the US Customs.

 

CO036                   Congo, People’s Republic of the (1 folder, Box 59)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a head of state exchange of letters on the appointment of President Sassou-Nguesso to be Chairman of the Organization of African Unity; and an ambassador appointment.

 

CO037                   Costa Rica, Republic of (.4 l.ft., Box 59-60)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; Vice President Bush meetings with Costa Rican Vice Presidents and Foreign Minister; President Reagan meetings with President Monge in October 1982, and President Arias in November 1986 and September 1987; economic problems in Costa Rica; concerns for American safety in Costa Rica; the conversation of President Reagan and Archbishop Arietta of Costa Rica; the conversation of President Arias with members of Congress; building the tourism industry in Costa Rica and assistance with the airline route between San Jose and Miami; Arias’s Peace Plan and the Guatemala Accord, and concerns about countervailing tariffs on Costa Rican exports.

 

CO038                   Cuba, Republic of (.6 l.ft., Box 60-62)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to political prisoners held in Cuba; missing Americans believed to be prisoners in Cuba; Cuban-American exile groups and possible campaigns to overthrow Castro; Cuban-American meetings with the President; Cuban “Mariel” boat refugees; return to Cuba of the “undesirables” from the Mariel boat lift; penalties for private boat owners involved in the Mariel boat lift; Reagan position on Cuban troops in Angola; Radio Marti; United States resolution against Cuba at the Human Rights Commission; and Cardinal O’Connor’s request to lift the economic embargo against certain medicines needed in Cuba.

 

CO039                   Cyprus, Republic of (.3 l.ft.; Box 62-63)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to bi-monthly reports to Congress on the progress of UN negotiations to settle inter-communal issues on Cyprus; President Reagan meetings with President Kypianou in December 1981 and President Vassiliou in August 1988; Vice President Bush meeting with Foreign Minister Rolandis in 1981; multiple requests for non-recognition of the 1983 unilateral declaration of independence by the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”; Department of State comments on various Congressional resolutions condemning Turkey’s part in the Cyprus division; and concerns for the missing Greek Cypriots and political repression in the Turkish controlled part of Cyprus.

 

See also CO163 (Turkey) for material relating to the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus.

 

CO040                   Czechoslovakia, Socialist Republic (.1 l.ft.; Box 63)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; concerns from Czechoslovakian-American organizations about the threat of Soviet annexation of Czechoslovakia, and US policy towards Czechoslovakia after the meetings of Reagan and Gorbachev; S.1946 – the Czechoslovakian Claims Settlement Act of 1981; appeals for redress in denial of claims under the Act; and requests for assistance with individuals held as political prisoners in Czechoslovakia.

 

CO041                   Denmark (.1 l.ft.; Box 63)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to visits and official meetings with Foreign Ministers of Denmark and Prime Minister Schulter; a recommendation for US ambassador to Denmark; a request from the Virgin Islands to renegotiate parts of the 1916 treaty with Denmark giving the Virgin Islands to the US; a USIA public opinion poll of Danish attitudes on defense and nuclear issues; and the visit of Princess Benedikte.

 

CO042                   Dominican Republic (.3; Box 63-64)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; meetings between the Vice President and Foreign Secretaries; the state visits of President Jorge Blanco and President Belaguer; United States sugar quotas and sugar exports from the Dominican Republic; a Caribbean Basin Initiative enterprise in the Dominican Republic by Dole Pineapple; Dominican economic problems including liquidity and debt; request for help in obtaining US visas and assistance needed by US citizens in the Dominican Republic.

 

CO043                   Dominion of Fiji (3 folders; Box 64)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; official working visit of Prime Minister Ratu Mara in November 1988; reactions to the military coup in May 1987; declaration of the republic in November 1987; and comments on the Fiji political situation from Fiji-American groups.

 

CO044                   Ecuador (.2 l.ft.; Box 64-65)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; official working visits of President Hurtado in 1983 and President Febres-Cordero in 1985; head of state exchanges of gratitude and introductions of visitors; proposal for “baseball diplomacy” to Ecuador; Febres-Cordero “Plan of Government” for Ecuador; Report from the United States Task Force on Ecuadoran agriculture; OPIC reviews of Ecuadoran economy for private investment in 1985 and 1986; reports on the March 1987 earthquake; and appeal for US protection of a political candidate in Ecuador.

 

CO045                   Egypt, Arab Republic of (.8 l.ft.;  Box 65-67)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; cancellation of President Sadat state dinner in April 1981; visits between Mrs. Sadat and Mrs. Reagan; State Visit of President Sadat in August 1981; commercial and business concerns in Egypt; application of US federal aid in Egypt; urging the release of Egyptian Christian Coptic Pope and priests from imprisonment and protection of rights for Egyptian Christians and Jews; reports on the Sinai Multinational Force and Observers; readjustment of US policy after the assassination of President Sadat; ratification of a tax treaty with Egypt; President Mubarak visits in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and January 1988; 1983 Report on Human Rights in Egypt; Export-Import Bank financing for a nuclear power plant in Egypt; Egyptian financial crisis and FMS loans and debt relief; and the continuation of the Camp David peace accords.

 

CO046                   El Salvador, Republic of (1.6 l. ft.; Box  67-71)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; murders of US citizens in El Salvador including four American churchwomen killed in December 1980; elections; human rights investigations, violations, and US certification of human rights practices in El Salvador; support or protests for US policy in El Salvador; U.S. aid to El Salvador; coffee export quotas; FMLN insurgents and status of civil war; government “death squads”; State Department testimony before Congress on the situation in El Salvador; visits with President Duarte in 1981, 1984, 1985, and 1987 visit with President Magana in June 1983; head of state correspondence with Presidents Magana and Duarte; and US Department of State publications including Communist Interference in El Salvador and El Salvador’s Presidential Elections.

                            

CO047                   Equatorial Guinea (1 folder, Box 71)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; attempts to set up a meeting with Vice President Bush and Vice President Florencio Maye Ela in 1981; and head of state letters on the National Independence Day for Equatorial Guinea.

 

CO048                   Estonia (1 folder; Box 71)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests for the United States to recognize the independence of Estonia; and to urge the USSR to grant Estonian independence in accord with previous international agreements.

 

CO049                   Ethiopia (.2 l.ft.; Box 71-72)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to refugee information about the communist government in Ethiopia; Ethiopian aggression towards its neighbors; multiple concerns from the public, non-governmental relief groups and Congress on the Ethiopian famine, delivery of food, protection of food delivery, and protection of famine refugee camps; emigration for the Falahsha Jews in Ethiopia; the imprisonment of Emperor Haile Selassie’s relatives still in Ethiopia; attempts by the Eritrean Peoples’ Liberation Front to contact President Reagan and disagreements between the Department of State, the White House, and Congress on designating Eritrea a “communist state.”

 

CO050                   Finland (3 folders; Box 72)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; the visit of Prime Minister Koivisto in September 1983; the meeting with Prime Minister Holker in 1988; appeal from Finnish human rights group on behalf of Soviet Jewry; and proclamation of 1988 National Year of Friendship with Finland.