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August 29, 1957

Letter from Choi Duk Shin to Mr. Vu Van Mau

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Saigon, August 29, 1957


KLS 0292-178/57




Further to our conversation of August 8th concerning our participation to Colombo Plan, Your Excellency assured me that the Vietnamese Government will propose the full membership of Republic of Korea to Colombo Plan. I have informed my Government of your intention and I wish to convey the great appreciation of my Government for this friendly gesture.


I have also the honour to inform you that the authorities of my Government have contacted the British Envoy in Seoul in this connection. As soon as I get the report on the reactions of the British Government, you may rest assured, Your Excellency, that I will inform you immediately.


Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my high consideration.


Choi Duk Shin

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister

Plenipotentiary of the Republic

of Korea to Vietnam.


His Excellency

Mr. Vu Van Mau

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

Republic of Vietnam




Choi Duk Shin expresses gratitude to the South Vietnamese government for their support for South Korea's admittance into the Colombo Plan.

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B-332-023, The Korean Legation in Vietnam, Reports from the Korean Mission to the United Nations and Republic of Korea Embassies and Legations, Syngman Rhee Institute, Yonsei University.


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