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  • May 06, 1950

    Report, Hungarian Foreign Ministry to the Embassy of Hungary in North Korea (Excerpt)

    The Hungarian Ambassador to North Korea detailing the behavior of the North Korean delegation at the April 4, 1950 celebrations held in Budapest.

  • March 13, 1952

    Report on the Korean War, the Armistice Negotiations, and the Domestic Situation in Korea

    A letter addressed to Feder reports on the Korean War, peace negotiations, and the domestic situation in Korea, calling for larger assistance on Romania's part.

  • March 04, 1953

    Report, Legation of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Detailed report from Minister Károly Pásztor on his meeting with Kim Il Sung on 17 February 1953.

  • December 22, 1953

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Zsigmond Csuka (Chargé d’Affaires ad interim in Pyongyang) in which he complains about difficulties caused by the North Korean foreign ministry regarding exchanges between the two countries.

  • December 31, 1953

    Political Report No. 8 of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Poland in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for the Period of 1 December to 31 December 1953

    The Polish Embassy provides information on the KWP Central Committee, the Supreme People's Assembly, agreements to receive assistance from communist countries, and the situation of industries, education, and health in North Korea.

  • December 18, 1954

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Pál Szarvas, Hungarian Ambassador to the DPRK, complaining about the unwillingness of the DPRK foreign ministry to establish typical relations with fraternal countries. He also talks about the personality cult and the need for reform.

  • June 28, 1955

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Pál Szarvas, Hungarian Ambassador to the DPRK, describing a meeting he had with Kim Il Sung on 24 June 1955. Topics they talked about included Hungarian experts in the DPRK, the economic situation in the DPRK and factionalism within the North Korean CC.

  • August 17, 1955

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Pál Szarvas, Hungarian Ambassador to the DPRK, describing a meeting he had with Soviet Ambassador Vasily Ivanovich Ivanov on 29 July 1955. He talks about the unusually frank conversation they had in which the latter openly criticized the secretiveness and reservedness of the North Korean government. The Soviet Ambassador asked that the Hungarian embassy, if it shares the same opinion as the Soviets, exert pressure on the North Koreans to correct their mistakes. Szarvas, though he implies his agreement with Ivanov, suggests that no action be taken at the current time.

  • September 10, 1956

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Ambassador Károly Práth to Budapest on the unusual circumstances in the run-up to and during his first meeting with Kim Il Sung.

  • April 17, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 April 1957

    Kim Il Sung and the Soviet Union trade delegation discuss the DPRK's economic conditions and terms for trade between the Soviet Union and North Korea. Afterwards, Nam Il gives Puzanov an overview of discrepancies in the North Korean and Polish delegations' draft communiques.

  • July 18, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 18 July 1957

    Puzanov discusses with the Ambassador of the Hungarian People's Republic to North Korea, Prath Karoly, regarding foreign trade payments between Hungary and the DPRK, positions against US violation of the Armistice, the lifting of a prohibition of commodities from China to Japan, and a screening of Kruschev's interview.

  • February 12, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 12 February 1960

    Prat Karoly describes Hungarian-North Korean relations in 1960.

  • March 29, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 29 March 1960

    In the midst of discussions between Puzanov and Karoly Prat and Pak Jeong-ae on North Korea's foreign trade, it is revealed that Kim Il Sung is suffering from kidney disease.

  • May 20, 1960

    Report, Embassy of the Hungarian People’s Republic in the DPRK to the Foreign Ministry of Hungary

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth reports on a conversation he held with Yu Chang-sik about relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Guinea, the visit of an Algerian delegation to North Korea, and the need to strengthen the North Korean economy in light of provocations by the South.

  • May 28, 1962

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A North Korean official presents an assessment of newspapers and the media in South Korea to a Hungarian diplomat.

  • January 29, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.025, Flash

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK summarizes a meeting with I. Kados, the Hungarian Ambassador to Pyongyang, and the likelihood that the USS Pueblo crisis would be referred to the United Nations.

  • January 29, 1968

    Memorandum of Conversation with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Hungary, Comrade Kadasch

    Ho Seok-tae informs Comrade Kadasch that he is going to send a delegation to the United Nations Security Council to explain the USS Pueblo incident and that he has asked the Hungarians to defend the DPRK at the UN.

  • April 16, 1968

    Report on the 27 March-2 April 1968 session of the Hungarian-Korean Commission of Technical and Scientific Cooperation

    Excerpt from Hungarian report on the DPRK's efforts to relieve their growing energy problems.

  • April 27, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    During a conversation with the Hungarian party delegation, Kim Il Sung desribes the DPRK's domestic development as well as its foreign relations with Hungary and United States.

  • August 24, 1971

    Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in the Soviet Union to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A telegram from the Embassy of Hungary in the Soviet Union discussing how to handle relations with both the North and South Korean governments without offending the North Koreans.