Misja handlowo-dyplomatyczna Rolfa Andrvorda w Polsce w sierpniu i wrześniu 1945 roku
Trade and diplomatic mission of Rolf Andvord in Poland in August and September 1945
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The article presents the activity of the well known Norwegian diplomat Rolf Otto Andvord, who as the ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway was responsible for establishing contacts with Poland’s Provisional Government of National Unity in order to purchase Polish coal and to make necessary steps to set up a Norwegian diplomatic post in Warsaw. The article consists of five parts. The first part introduces Rolf Otto Andvord. The subsequent parts describe the stages of Andvord’s activity connected with his stay in Warsaw, Katowice and Stockholm. During his first stay in Warsaw (30 July–8 August) he found the site for the Norwegian diplomatic post and conducted a number of talks, as a result of which he guaranteed the Norwegian government a written statement of the Polish authorities concerning the issue of coal. The second stage of his activity constituted talks with Norwegian experts and the foreign secretary of Sweden Unden in reference to the purchase of coal. Th e third stage of the negotiations overlapping with his second stay in Poland at the end of August consisted in detailed negotiations and decisions made with Polish experts in reference to the temporary trade agreement signed on 29 Aug 1945. During his third and last stay in Poland on 8–14 Sept Andvord struggled for the so-called additional protocol to the above-mentioned agreement. He led the talks himself, also after 14 September during his stay in Moscow. However, the protocol was signed on 3 October by the consul-general Lauritz Myreboe, who had accompanied Andvord since 8 September and was the official representative of Norway in Warsaw until the envoy Alfred Danielsen arrived in Warsaw on 12 November.
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