July 26, 1973
INTERNAL MEMORANDUM OF THE DUTCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 'VISIT BY NORTH KOREAN AMBASSADOR'
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get citationThe East Asia Department replies to the previous memorandum stating the request should be refused because: (i) presently there are no official relations; (ii) the coming U.N. debate makes this extra sensitive for South Korea; (iii) Australia, fellow UNCURK member and closest to the Netherlands politically, recently refused a similar request; (iv) little new is to be expected from having a meeting; (v) it would be good to keep the initiative in establishing contacts with the North Koreans."Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by North Korean Ambassador'," July 26, 1973, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, National Archives, The Hague, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, access number 2.05.313, inventory number 11769. Obtained by Bastiaan Bouwman. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115862