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October 03, 1949

CABLE, FILIPPOV [STALIN] TO THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR, PYONGYANG

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    Stalin asks the ambassador to find the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Beijing and tell him that they agree with the DPRK's thinking on the feasibility of establishing diplomatic relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China.
    "Cable, Filippov [Stalin] to the Soviet Ambassador, Pyongyang," October 03, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 346, ll. 0058. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119386
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[handwritten: via MFA cipher [[illegible signature]]

PRIORITY

PYONGYANG. [TO THE] SOVIET AMBASSADOR

Visit the Minister of Foreign Affairs or his deputy and report that in Moscow they agree with the opinion of the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea about the advisability of establishing diplomatic relations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China. As regards the question of the time of the establishment of relations, in Moscow they think that the sooner this is done, the better.

Telegraph when this is done. Nº 462/sh

FILIPPOV [Stalin]

[handwritten:

3 October 1949

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Cdes. Malenkov

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