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October 06, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 6 OCTOBER 1960

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    Stanislav Kohousek compliments Khrushchev's speech at the 15th UN General Assembly session. He also reports on a request from DPRK government to Czechoslovakia for extending its credits.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 6 October 1960," October 06, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 7, p.130-150. Translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119472
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USSR MFA stamp:   Copy Nº 1

FROM THE JOURNAL

OF A. M. PUZANOV

02214-gs

20-24 October 1960

17 October 1960

Nº 169

[handwritten in the left DVO [Far East Department"]

JOURNAL

of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK Cde. A. M. PUZANOV

from 8 [SIC] through 14 October 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

6 October 1960

A reception was held in the evening at the Military Attaché of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Josif Spirit [sic] on the occasion of the formation of the Czechoslovak National Army. The Military Attaché and DPRK Deputy Minister of National Defense Choe Young-jin [sic] gave speeches. Both said not a work about the work of the Soviet delegation and the delegations of the other socialist countries at the 15th UN General Assembly session.

In a conversation ChSR Ambassador Stanislav Kohousek spoke very highly and cordially about Cde. N. S. Khrushchev's speech at the 15th UN General Assembly session. He also reported that the DPRK Ambassador in Prague visited Premier Cde. Siroky and passed a request from the DPRK government for Czechoslovakia to extend the DPRK credits. The amount of the credits is being specified.

Albanian Ambassador Petro Gedeshi, who did not express his attitude to Cde. N. S. Khrushchev's speech at the General Assembly session, was next [to us] during the conversation (Gedeshi understands Russian, but speaks it badly).

[…]

SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK [signature] (A. Puzanov)

Five copies sent re

1 - Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3 - Cde. V. I. Tugarinov

4 - UVPI MID SSSR

5 - to file

17 October 1960

Nº 489