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August 30, 1960

INFORMATION REPORT SENT BY FRIGYES PUJA TO MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ENDRE SíK, 'VISIT OF KOREAN AMBASSADOR RI DONG-GEUN'

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    Note from Frigyes Puja to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding requests from the North Koreans for the UN session. They requested a resolution for the withdrawal of American troops, dissolution of the KDC, and admission of North Korea to the UN.
    "Information Report Sent by Frigyes Puja to Minister of Foreign Affairs Endre Sík, 'Visit of Korean Ambassador Ri Dong-geun'," August 30, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, MOL, XIX-J-1-j Korea, 3. doboz, 4/af, 0032/4/1960. Translated for NKIDP by Balazs Szalontai. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113410
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To Minister Sík, First Deputy Min. Péter, Deputy Minister Szarka, Acting

Departmental Head Széphelyi, Assistant Under-Secretary Kolozs, Chef de

Protocol Radványi, Departmental Head P. Várkonyi.

On 26 August, the Korean Ambassador in Budapest paid me a visit. The purpose of his visit was to inform me about the speech of Comrade Kim Il Sung and tell us their wishes concerning the UN session […].

Concerning the UN session: the Korean comrades would like one of the people's democracies to propose a draft resolution during the discussion of the Korean question, laying stress upon the withdrawal of American troops from South Korea.

In the draft resolution, it would be appropriate also to demand the dissolution of the so-called “Korean Development Commission” of the UN.

The Ambassador said the Korean comrades did not press for their admission to the UN, but if a third state proposed the admission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea together with South Korea, they would have no objections to it.
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Frigyes Puja