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October 13, 1980

TELEGRAM FROM THE HUNGARIAN EMBASSY IN PYONGYANG, 'THE VISIT OF COMRADE MéHES AT PAK SEONG-CHEOL'

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    Telegraph on the visit of Comrade Mehes at Pak Seong-cheol, expressing appreciation for Hungarian contribution to DPRK so far and hope that the nations around the world will welcome and support the unification proposals
    "Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'The visit of Comrade Méhes at Pak Seong-cheol'," October 13, 1980, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, MNL OL XIV-J-1-j Korea 25-005249/1980. Obtained by North Korean Materials Archive, IFES, Kyungnam University, and translated by Imre Májer. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/123770
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PYONGYANG, 80. 10. 13.
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CIPHER TELEGRAM

Subject: The visit of Comrade Méhes at Pak Seong-cheol

On October 12 Pak Seong-cheol, member of the KWP’s Politburo, Vice Premier of the DPRK received Comrade Méhes Lajos, the leader of the Hungarian party delegation attending the KWP’s 6th Congress. He emphasized that he is greeting the delegation on behalf of Comrade Kim Il Sung, and gave him the personal greetings of the KWP’s Secretary General.

Besides expressing the importance of the congress, he highlighted the 10-point suggestion proposed by Kim Il Sung in his report that will move the cause of reunification forward, and which he described as a “program that means a new turn” in the their national cause.

He expressed his hope that the nations around the world will welcome and support these proposals.

He greatly appreciated our contribution so far for the fight of the Korean people to achieve the unification of their country, and asked the support of our party, our government, and our people for their new unification initiative.

He placed his trust in the further strengthening and development of our bilateral relations and wished us good luck for the realization of our congressional decrees, and economic goals. He assessed the relationship of our parties, governments, and people as a very well developing one.

Comrade Méhes – among other things – conveyed the greetings of our party’s Central Committee to the congress verbally as well, congratulated the Korean people for their accomplishments in building socialism during the reported period, and assured Comrade Pak Seong-cheol of Hungary’s agreement with their efforts for achieving the peaceful, imperialist intervention-free unification of their nation.

The roughly 30-minute meeting took place in the Central People’s Committee building.

– 1–– P. –

To be seen by
Comrade Szabó Ferenc

Seen by
Comrade Bényei
Comrade Hajdú