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Inter-Korean Competition, 1961-1970

 This collection of documents tracks inter-Korean relations from the time of the Park Chung Hee coup in 1961 through the opening of the inter-Korean dialogue in 1970.

  • May 21, 1961

    Contents of the May 18th North Korean Party Central Standing Committee Meeting

    A Chinese report on a Meeting of the Central Standing Committee in which the North Koreans negatively reflected on the Park Chung Hee coup in South Korea.

  • March 29, 1962

    Note about a Conversation between Comrade Stark and Comrade Torbenkov, Counselor at the USSR Embassy in the DPRK

    Stark and Torbenkow discussed North Korean plans for reunification with South Korea. They considered the Korean Department of Foreign Affairs arguement for a confederation with the South to be dangerous. The Korean press supported this plan.

  • June 04, 1962

    Information about a Conversation between the Ambassador of the DPRK Comrade Gwon Yeong-tae and Comrade Alfred Kurella

    The North Korean Amabassador in East Germany evaluates politics, the economy, schooling, and the military in South Korea

  • May 16, 1963

    Memorandum of a Conversation between the Czech Ambassador to the DPRK, Comrade Moravec, with the Soviet Ambassador, Comrade Moskovskii, and the GDR Ambassador, Comrade Becker, on 23.IV.1963.

    The Ambassadors of Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and East Germany discuss North Korea's foreign relations, the reunification of Korea, and economic conditions in the DPRK.

  • November 23, 1963

    Report on Supporting the Korean Side’s Memo on “Resolving the Problem of Korean Unification”

    The Chinese Embassy in North Korea reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on North Korea's request for international support regarding a memorandum on Korean unification at the United Nations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs then suggests how Chinese news agencies can express support.

  • March 09, 1965

    Information on Some Aspects of Japanese-South Korean Negotiations

    The GDR Embassy in DPRK reports to the SED Central Committee on its evaluation of North Korean attitudes toward Japanese-South Korean negotiations.

  • November 11, 1965

    Record of the Third Conversation between Zhou Enlai and North Korean Vice Prime Minister Ri Ju-yeon

    Zhou Enlai, Ri Ju-yeon, and Pak Seong-cheol discuss Japanese militarism, U.S. imperialism, the issue of Korean citizenship for Koreans in Japan, the Chinese 5-year plan, and military preparations.

  • April 09, 1966

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seong-cheol

    Pak Seong-cheol claims that the American forces in South Korea are a hindrance in the way of reunification and comments on Soviet-North Korean relations and Japan.

  • May 23, 1966

    Record of Conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Comrade Pak Seong-cheol

    Pak Seong-cheol explains North Korea's military policies and stances toward reunification, Japan, and military relations with the Soviet Union.

  • June 20, 1966

    Report on a Meeting between Enver Hoxha and DPRK Ambassador An Yong

    Enver Hoxha meets with the North Korean Ambassador to Albania, An Yong, to discuss North Korea's foreign relations, Titoist and Khrushchevian revisionism, the communist movement, and bilateral relations.

  • September 07, 1966

    Report on a Meeting between Enver Hoxha and DPRK Ambassador Baek Sunje

    The transcript of the conversation notes North Korea's concerns about South Korea's increasing military size and the continued existence of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea. Hoxha gives his support for the DPRK position.

  • March 14, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No.76.091, TOP SECRET, March 14, 1967

    A record of conversation with the head of the External Relations Section of the 'Rodong Sinmun' discussing North Korea's reunification policy.

  • August 18, 1967

    Information about Some New Aspects on Korean Workers' Party Positions concerning Issues of Domestic and Foreign Policy

    The Acting East German Ambassador to North Korea discusses Kim Il Sung's leadership and cult of personality, Korean reunification, and North Korea's foreign relations with China and Japan.

  • February 05, 1968

    Information on the Situation in Korea

    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia analyzes the underlying context behind and causes of the Pueblo Incident and other dangerous military engagements on the Korean Peninsula.

  • June 03, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from meeting of Hungarian and Romanian ambassadors with head of National Liberation Front of South Vietnam. The NLF comments on the balance of power on the peninsula, and the modernization of the DPRK armed forces.

  • December 23, 1968

    Note about a Conversation between Comrade Herrmann and Comrade Putivez, 2nd Secretary of the USSR Embassy, on 9 December 1968 in the USSR Embassy

    Hermann questioned Putiwtz on North Korea's foreign policy, including its relations with other socialist countries, Pakistan, and capitalist coutries while Putiwitz discussed economic cooperation and political relations between the Soviet Union and North Korea.

  • June 16, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation between Pak Seong-cheol and Chimmidorj

    Pak Seong-cheol and Chimiddorj discuss Mongolian-North Korean relations, the struggle for Korean reunification, and the Korean debate at the United Nations.

  • 1970

    Report on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    A report traces the developments in Korea since World War II and examines North Korea’s relations with the Soviet Union as well as China and its position on revisionism.

  • February 23, 1970

    Letter, Anti-Communist League Secretary-General Jose Ma. Hernandez, Concerning North Korean Aggressions

    Secretary-General of the World Anti-Communist League Jose Ma. Hernandez raises a call to arms to the Red Cross and United Nations in response to North Korean KAL hijacking and potential biological warfare.

  • March 06, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari writes to Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan about the release of the remaining 11 South Korean passengers from the KAL YS-11 plane and the NDP's boycott of National Assembly sessions.