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June 10, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 10 JUNE 1960

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    Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov receives a report from Chairman of the City Directorate for Construction and Architecture Affairs Kim San-gi on construction in Pyongyang.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 June 1960," June 10, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 6, p.188-208. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119413
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USSR EMBASSY IN THE DPRK [faded USSR   TOP SECRET

MFA stamp:                     Copy Nº 2

Nº 103 01338s

13 June 1960 2[[7]] June 1960]

[Handwritten notations:

to [[illegible name] and

G. Ye. Samsonov]

JOURNAL

of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. PUZANOV for the period

1 through 11 June 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

10 June 1960

Chairman of the City Directorate for Construction and Architecture Affairs Kim San-gi gave a report in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for ambassadors on the condition and prospects for the construction of Pyongyang. Kim San-gi briefly dwelled on the history of the capital and listed the main sites which are being built this year and will begin operation for the 15th anniversary of the liberation of Korea and dwelled on the prospects for the development of Pyongyang in the coming years.

The report was interesting and substantive.

xxx

I visited Chief of the KWP CC International Department Pak Yong-guk at his request.

Pak Yong-guk said that in connection with Kim Il Sung's upcoming visit to the Soviet Union and meetings with Cde. N. S. Khrushchev during which Kim Il Sung intends to inform Cde. N. S. Khrushchev about the condition and further direction of economic development in the DPRK and the situation in South Korea, materials concerning these issues have been prepared in the KWP CC. The KWP CC leadership has instructed that these materials be given to the Embassy to be sent to Moscow. It is possible that Cde. N. S. Khrushchev will have the opportunity to familiarize himself with them in advance.

Pak Yong-guk also handed over the list of officials who will go to Moscow with Cde. Kim Il Sung:

Kim Chang-man - Presidium member and Deputy Chairman of the KWP CC; Rim Gi-cheol [sic], Chairman of the State Planning Committee; Pak Yong-guk, CC member and Chief of the KWP CC International Department. Accompanying [personnel]: Kim Chee-sung [sic], Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade; Cha Hui-jeon [sic], assistant to the Chairman; Jeong Jun-gi [sic], Deputy Chief of the KWP CC Agitprop Department; Ri Geun-il [sic], Secretary of the Chairman; Ri Ho-rim [sic], doctor. Interpreters: Choe Won-sik, DPRK MFA official; Ri Seung-hyeok [sic], DPRK MFA official; and Ok In-seop [sic], DPRK MFA official.

I thanked Pak Yong-guk for the materials handed [me] and said that they will be immediately sent to Moscow.

Choe Won-sik and Embassy interpreter D. A. Priyemsky were present at the conversation.

[…]

USSR AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK

[signature] (A. PUZANOV)

Five copies printed - vp

1 - to Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - to Cde. I. I. Tugarinov

3 - to Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

4 - to the USSR MFA UVPI

5 - to file

Nº 308 12 June 1960