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Korean Workers' Party Congresses

 A collection documenting the Korean Workers' Party (KWP) Congresses held in August 1946, March 1948, April 1956, September 1961, November 1970, and October 1980.

  • June 20, 1961

    Invitation to the 4th Party Congress of the Korean Workers Party in Pyongyang and Agenda

    An invitation to party delegates of the Albania Party of Labour to attend the 4th Party Congress of the Korean Workers' Party.

  • June 20, 1961

    Letter to the Albanian Labor Party Central Committee from Kim Il Sung

    The Korean Workers’ Party invites the Albanian Labor Party to send a delegation to the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party to be held on September 11, 1961 in Pyongyang.

  • June 20, 1961

    Invitation from Kim Il Sung to the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the CCP

    An invitation from Kim Il Sung to attend the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers' Party.

  • July 31, 1961

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'Preparations for the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress in the light of the press'

    Mátrai Pál reports that the "primary task of the Korean press currently is to publish the preparations for the 4th Party Congress."

  • August 15, 1961

    Letter to the Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party from Enver Hoxha

    The Albanian Labor Party Central Committee accepts the invitation extended to them by the Korean Workers’ Party to send a delegation to their 4th Congress.

  • August 21, 1961

    Cable from Hao Deqing to the Central Committee of the CCP, 'On Some Situations involving the Fourth Congress of the Korean Workers' Party'

    Hao Deqing reports on planning and invitations for the Korean Workers' Party 4th Congress.

  • September 07, 1961

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea to the ILD, 'On the Agenda of the 4th KWP Congress and the Planned Activities of Fraternal Parties'

    The Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang reports on arrangements for foreign delegations participating in the Korean Workers' Party congress.

  • September 07, 1961

    Report on the Work of the Delegation of the ALP to the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers' Party

    Manush Myftiu reports on the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party.

  • September 20, 1961

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'The Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress'

    A report on the members of the 11-member Political Bureau of the Korean Worker's Party and the Vice Chairman of Central Committee.

  • September 23, 1961

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'Celebration of the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress'

    Kovács József reports on the immense celebrations for the Korean Worker's Party's 4th Congress.

  • September 25, 1961

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'The Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress'

    A report on the agenda of the congress, including seven year plan to develop economy and election of the party's leading organs.

  • September 25, 1961

    Report on the Delegation of the Albanian Labor Party’s Meeting with Kim Il Sung

    Manush Myftiu, the leader of the Albanian delegation, reports on the meeting with Kim Il Sung during the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party. He relates their discussion about the divisions within the communist camp and describes Kim Il Sung’s position on the matter and towards Albania.

  • October 04, 1961

    Account on the Reception of the Delegation of Our Party by Comrade Kim Il Sung and the Talks that Took Place in this Meeting between Him and Comrade Manush

    Ther record of the talk between Kim Il Sung and Manush on the foreign relations of DPRK, especially the DPRK-Soviet relationship.

  • October 13, 1961

    The Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress

    A note on the Korean Worker's Party's 4th Congress.

  • October 21, 1961

    Letter from Asan Alimerko, 'An account being submitted'

    Hasan Alimerko, the Albanian Ambassador to North Korea, relates the experience of the Albanian delegation that attended the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party. He addresses the delegation’s reception and recalls the conversation with Kim Il Sung, which touched on North Korea’s development as well as on the divisions within the communist camp.

  • November 01, 1961

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'Report on the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress'

    A report on the Korean Worker's Party's 4th Congress' Credential Verification Committee and the list of the members and alternate members of the Central Committee of the Party.

  • December 11, 1961

    Materials from the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress

    A message on the materials from the Korean Worker's Party's 4th Congress.

  • December 12, 1961

    Telegram from Nagy János, 'Report on the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress'

    A cover sheet accompanying a report on the Korean Worker's Party's 4th Congress.

  • 1970

    Report on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    A report traces the developments in Korea since World War II and examines North Korea’s relations with the Soviet Union as well as China and its position on revisionism.

  • October 03, 1970

    Information on a Meeting between Piro Bita and the DPRK Ambassador

    The Korean Ambassador informs Piro Bita about the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party’s 5th Congress and asks that the Albanian Labor Party write a greeting message for this event.