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October 20, 1967

NOTE ON A CONVERSATION WITH THE ACTING AMBASSADOR OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF POLAND, COMRADE PUDISZ, ON 9 OCTOBER 1967 BETWEEN 1000 AND 1130 HOURS IN THE POLISH EMBASSY

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    A short note on North Korea's foreign economic relations with China and the USSR, as well as anti-Korean sentiment in China.
    "Note on a Conversation with the Acting Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Poland, Comrade Pudisz, on 9 October 1967 between 1000 and 1130 hours in the Polish Embassy ," October 20, 1967, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PolA AA, MfAA, C 149/75. Translated by Bernd Schaefer. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116640
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GDR Embassy to the DPRK

Pyongyang, 20 October 1967

N o t e

on a Conversation with the Acting Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Poland, Comrade Pudisz, on 9 October 1967 between 1000 and 1130 hours in the Polish Embassy

The visit was paid following a Polish request.

At the beginning I informed Comrade Pudisz extensively abut the activities by our embassy for the 18th Anniversary of the foundation of the GDR. Then Comrade Pudisz made statements on the following issues:

  1. The PR China has stopped its aid to the DPRK in the following areas:

- Coke and gas coal (previously 2.5 million tons annually)

- Oil and oil products (20,000 tons per month, i.e. 250,000 tons per year)

In addition, they do not deliver any more salt, vegetable oil and cotton. The DPRK government has been officially informed about this by the Chinese side.

  1. Recently dead bodies are said to have been found in a freight train arriving into the DPRK from China via Sinuiju. They were Koreans living in Northeastern China. People are said to got injured or killed in incidents between Maoist Red Guards and members from the Korean minority in the PRC. The dead bodies were placed on the freight train bound to the DPRK. The freight cars also had anti-Korean slogans written on. Like for instance: “See, that’s how you will fare as well, you little revisionists!”
  1. The DPRK has indicated to the Soviet side its willingness to send workers in Eastern Siberian regions to explore and mine for coal and salt.

Jarck

Acting Ambassador

CC:

2x Far Eastern Department/Foreign Ministry

1x Embassy