Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Helsinki Accords, Helsinki Final Act, or Helsinki Declaration was the final act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe held inHelsinki, Finland, during July and August 1, 1975 (The FDC is postmarked on 30.7.1975). Thirty-five states, including the USA, Canada, and most European states except Albania and Andorra, signed the declaration in an attempt to improve relations between the Communist bloc and the West. The Helsinki Accords, however, were not binding as they did not have treaty status. And, were thus, as history proved, not worth the reams of paper wasted at the conference.
Thank you Merja for this interesting cover with the very impressive minisheet with a large stamp on it. A garland of flags of the participating nations is around the stamp.