4. National Security Action Memorandum No. 3041


  • The Secretary of State


  • U.S. Relations with Eastern Europe

In his speech at Lexington, Virginia, on May 23, 1964,2 the President said:

“We will continue to build bridges across the Gulf which has divided us from Eastern Europe. They will be bridges of increased trade, of ideas, of visitors and of humanitarian aid.”

The President would like Department of State to complete by August 1, 1964, recommendations which translate this statement of policy into specific action programs for each of the Eastern European countries (with particular reference to substance and timing) and, at the same time, to examine the possibilities of multilateralizing these relations in Eastern and Western Europe.

McG. Bundy
  1. Source: Department of State, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 304. Secret. Copies were sent to the Secretaries of Defense and Commerce, to the Director of Central Intelligence, and to the Administrator of the Agency for International Development.
  2. For text, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963–1964, Book I, pp. 708–710.