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October 20, 1971

MEMORANDUM, HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

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    A memorandum reporting on a discussion between the North Koreans and the Hungarians on the situation in Vietnam.
    "Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry," October 20, 1971, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, MOL, XIX-J-1-j Korea, 1971, 67. doboz, 81-13, 001610/35/1971. Obtained and translated for NKIDP by Balázs Szalontai. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116612
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On October 13th, we informed Comrade Carlos Perez, the second highest ranking diplomat of the Cuban embassy, about the experiences which [Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council] Comrade [President Pál] Losonczi and his entourage had gained during their visit in Korea in September [13-21].

[…] During their trip in Korea, they emphasized on a number of occasions, not only during the discussions but also in the speeches made in public, their support for the Vietnamese people, and also that the only way to solve the Indochinese problem by peaceful means was to have talks between the representatives of the Indochinese peoples and of the USA. The Korean comrades failed to react to [these statements]; moreover, to our knowledge, these parts were omitted from the speeches published [in the North Korean press].           

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