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July 23, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 23 JULY 1960

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    Kim Il Sung invites A.M. Puzanov to Chanson on the Yalu River.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 23 July 1960," July 23, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 7, p.16-42. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119436
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USSR EMBASSY [USSR MFA Far   [USSR MFA General

IN THE DPRK East Department stamp: Secretariat stamp:

Nº 135 SECRET Incoming Nº 01712s SECRET Incoming Nº

9 August 1960 12-18 August 1960] 09153gs

12 August 1960]

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JOURNAL

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

29 June through 8 August 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

23 July 1960

I visited Pak Seong-cheol at his invitation.

The Minister reported that Kim Il Sung invited me to come to him today at Chanson (on the Yalu River not far from the Supung Hydroelectric Station) if I am not very tired from travel.

I replied to the Minister that personally I am ready to go even today but I cannot do this only for the reason that the translation into Korean of the documents with which I am to familiarize Kim Il Sung and to present to him is not finished. Therefore I can go early on the morning of 24 July if this is acceptable to Kim Il Sung.

Pak Seong-cheol replied that he will immediately inform Kim Il Sung of what [I] said.

Later Pak Seong-cheol reported that Kim Il Sung will expect my arrival on 24 July.

[…]

SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK [signature] /A. PUZANOV/

Five copies printed v[i]

1 - Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3 - Cde. I. I. Tugarinov

4 - USSR MFA UVPI

5 - to file

Nº 395 - 9 August 1960