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September 03, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 3 SEPTEMBER 1960

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    In a conversation with A.M. Puzanov, Kosto Bogdanov notes his surprise at the long absence of the Chinese Ambassador in Pyongyang.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 3 September 1960," September 03, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 7, p.72-101. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119452
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SOVIET EMBASSY IN THE DPRK

Nº 163   

19 September 1960

JOURNAL

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

24 August through 9 September 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

3 September 1960

I paid a protocol visit to Bulgarian Ambassador Georgiy Kosto Bogdanov. The Ambassador said that during a visit the Chinese chargé was very talkative, however he did not touch on any contentious issues. In reply to a question about small-scale metallurgy he upheld its advantage, significant, and importance very passionately.

Kosto Bogdanov expressed surprise at the long absence of the Chinese Ambassador in Pyongyang and that in reply to the reason for the Ambassador's absence the chargé d'affaires replied not very convincingly and with a smile that he was in Peking for treatment.

[…]

SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK [signature] (A. Puzanov)

Five copies printed

1 - Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3 - Cde. V. I. Tugarinov

4 - UVPI MID SSSR

5 - to file

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