The purpose of Albert’s visit to Romania is described within a briefing written by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and House Armed Services Committee[1],

A visit by the Speaker to Romania at this time would considerably strengthen

our bilateral relations. The Romanians have expressed considerable interest’s in

exchanges with American Congressional Leaders.


Albert, subsequently, reported (concerning Romania)[2]:

Our delegation pointed out that we appreciated the Romanian stand on humanitarian issues, and that while the matter of specialized preferences was in the hands of the Administration, the law has been interpreted liberally. It was pointed out that there is a growing feeling in the U.S. that in general this may not be a wise policy for us to pursue, since it might lead to a permanent lobby of underdeveloped nations who had already gotten on their feet.


[1] From Carl Albert’s travel file Box 7

[2] From Carl Albert’s travel file Box 7