Shortly before leaving for Helsinki, President Ford held a meeting with a group of Eastern European Americans and finally declared that U.S. policy toward the Baltic States would not change, but that it would be strengthened, as the agreement denies annexation of territory in violation of international law and allows for peaceful border change.  Promotion, if any, of an increase in the number of outlets where books by authors from other participating states, imported into the original on the basis of agreements and contracts, are for sale and translated; believe that the problems that arise bilaterally from the migration of workers in Europe and between the participating States should be dealt with by the parties directly concerned in order to resolve them in the mutual interest, in the light of the concerns of each State, in the light of the needs arising from its socio-economic situation. , given the obligation for each state to respect the bilateral and multilateral agreements of which it is a member and taking into account the following objectives: – the conclusion, if any, of bilateral or multilateral agreements aimed at strengthening relations between the relevant state institutions and non-governmental organisations in the field of culture, as well as between those engaged in cultural activities , as well as between people engaged in cultural activities, as well as between those engaged in cultural activities; , taking into account both the flexibility and the widest possible application of existing agreements and the fact that agreements and other agreements are important means for the development of cultural cooperation and cultural exchanges; If these critical issues were dealt with in advance, what exactly did the CSCE agree on? The Helsinki Final Act is a non-binding international agreement that includes three main phrases („baskets“) of recommendations. – the promotion of direct contacts and communications between people engaged in cultural activities, including, if necessary, contacts and communications made on the basis of specific agreements. and agreements. His assurances had little effect. The volume of negative mail continued to increase.  American public opinion was still not convinced that the US policy of inclusion of the Baltic States would not be altered by the final act of Helsinki.
Despite protests from across the region, Ford decided to sign the agreement.  When domestic policy criticisms were made, Ford ensured support for the Helsinki Accords, which had consequences of a general weakening of its external stature. His mistake in the debate with Carter, when he denied the Kremlin`s control over Poland, proved catastrophic.  Recognize the importance of bilateral and multilateral intergovernmental agreements and other agreements for the long-term development of trade; To encourage competent organisations and relevant companies to enter into agreements and contracts, thus contributing to the gradual increase in the number and variety of works by authors from other participating states, available in original and translation in their libraries and bookstores; – conclude bilateral or multilateral agreements, where appropriate, providing for cooperation and exchanges between state institutions, non-state bodies and people working in the field of education and science, taking into account the need for flexibility and wider use of existing agreements and arrangements; In July 1975, Ford informed the delegation of Eastern Americans that the participating States would respect in good faith their international obligations, both those arising from the generally accepted principles and rules of international law and those arising from treaties or other agreements, in accordance with international law of which they are members.