REPORT, EMBASSY OF HUNGARY IN NORTH KOREA TO THE HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRYCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationHungarian Embassy reports on terms of a request from the DPRK to the GDR, asking the Germans for the mutual exchange of scientists, along with purchasing various tools and technologies. The GDR asks the DPRK to appeal to the Soviet Union before pursuing the agreement any further."Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry" February 29, 1968, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, MOL, XIX-J-1-j Korea, 1968, 58. doboz, 5, 001871/1968. Obtained and translated for NKIDP by Balazs Szalontai http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110626
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Recently, the GDR chargé d'affaires ad interim in Pyongyang informed our embassy about the visit of a delegation of Korean nuclear experts to the GDR, which took place 4-12 December 1967, and about the discussions they had there.
The three-member Korean delegation was led by the vice-chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of the DPRK. The other members of the delegation were a departmental head of the Commission and the head of a major department of the Institute for Research on Atomic Energy. The host of the Korean delegation was the GDR State Planning Commission. During its stay there, the delegation visited several industrial plants, mines, institutes of higher education, and several research institutes related to the field [of nuclear science].
The DPRK would like to sign an agreement with the GDR in the field of nuclear research. The delegation inquires about the possibility of signing such an agreement and about the opinion of the GDR.The DPRK would like to obtain equipment needed for the construction of a nuclear power plant from the German side.It asks the GDR to share the experiences gained in the operation of nuclear reactors with it.Purchase of equipment needed for producing radioactive isotopes from the GDR.They ask for the sharing of the experiences that the Germans gained in the field of radiation protection.They propose the mutual exchange of nuclear scientists.In the field of nuclear research the Korean side is ready to send trainees to the GDR. The DPRK would like to purchase the following from the GDR: instruments measuring radioactive isotopesmeasuring instruments used in nuclear physicscertain secret equipment used in nuclear researchmicrofilms or copies of articles that were published on nuclear research in Western scientific journals.
In the course of the final discussions between the hosts and the Korean delegation held on 12 December, the Korean side raised the following issues:
The German side gave the following reply to the proposals of the Korean delegation:
Korean delegations of nuclear experts had visited Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union for a similar purpose, the German chargé d'affaires ad interim said.