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March 21, 1950

TELEGRAM FROM SHTYKOV TO VYSHINSKI REGARDING MEETING WITH KIM IL SUNG

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    Shtykov reports on his meeting with Kim Il Sung where Kim Il Sung requests a meeting with Stalin in Moscow.
    "Telegram from Shtykov to Vyshinski regarding meeting with Kim Il Sung," March 21, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, Listy 143-144, Fond and Opis not given; and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis 5a, Delo 3, Papka 11, Listy 94-95. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112044
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Ciphered telegram Strictly Secret
Copying Prohibited
From Pyongyang
To Vyshinsky.

In accordance with your order on March 20 I had a meeting with Kim Il Sung, at which [DPRK Foreign Minister] Pak Heon-yeong [Pak Hon Yong] was present. During the meeting I transmitted to Kim the text of the telegram of Comrade Stalin.

During this meeting Kim asked me to transmit to Comrade Stalin his request that he, together with Pak Heon-yeong, would like have a meeting with Comrade Stalin at the beginning of April.

They want to make the trip to Moscow and the meeting with Comrade Stalin unofficially, in the manner as [it was done] in 1945.

Kim Il Sung said further that they are completing the preparation of all materials for the trip and intend to raise the following questions at the meeting with Comrade Stalin:

1. About the path and methods of unification of the south and the north of the country.

2. About the prospects for the economic development of the country.

3. Also possibly several party questions.

I ask your order.


21.III.50 SHTYKOV