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September 10, 1975

ORAL MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA, KIM IL SUNG, TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE [SOCIALIST FEDERAL] REPUBLIC [OF YUGOSLAVIA], JOSIP BROZ TITO

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    Kim Il Sung offers thanks for Yugoslavia’s active support of the DPRK in the Non-Aligned Movement. Elsewhere, he expresses gratitude that the DPRK has a great friend in President Tito and the people of Yugoslavia.
    "Oral Message from the President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], Josip Broz Tito," September 10, 1975, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archives of Yugoslavia (AJ), KPR I-1/651. Contributed by Martin Coles and translated by Anja Anđelković. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/208687
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Dear Comrade President,

I want to express my deepest gratitude to you and your government for actively supporting the admission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the Non-Aligned Movement. The precious support you gave us this time served as a strong manifestation of the fierce cohesion of our two countries’ fight against imperialism and colonialism, and for the protection of national independence, autonomy and for building up a new society. Your support was, as well, a great inspiration to the Korean people who are fighting for the peaceful reunification of the Fatherland, and a hard blow to the imperialists and rulers of south Korea who are trying to perpetuate the division of the country and the nation. The people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are very happy to have countries as yours on our side and we will make more efforts into strengthening the friendship and strong relations between the peoples of our countries.

Strongly believing that you and your government will continue supporting and helping the Korean people at the international arena in their righteous matter, and that you will firmly stand on the side of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, I wish you even greater success in your responsible work.

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Note

The oral message of Kim Il Sung to Comrade President is in the addendum. The message was delivered by the Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Che Guk Man [sic], to Comrade Minić.

During the conversation with Comrade Minić, the Ambassador said that he was very pleased that his country is fighting on the same front as ours. The friendship and collaboration between our countries is especially strong, as it is based on the principles of independence, equality and neutrality. Finally, he expressed his gratitude for our delegation's advocacy in Lima to admit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a full member to the Non-Aligned Movement.

Belgrade,

September 10, 1975