A report from Minister Choi Duk Shin to Syngman Rhee after his trip to Cambodia, states that the trip was worthwhile and it was the first time to show Korean flag and Korean envoy to Cambodian people.
May 22, 1957
Letter No. 65 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi
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May 22, 1957
To Minister Duk Shin Choi
From: The President
Thank you for your report No. 40 and the special report of your tri p to Cambodia.
I am glad that you finished your good will tour of Southeast Asian countries.
I have not yet read the report or your visit to Cambodia but shall do so as soon as I can find the
time. I will leave for Cheju-do this afternoon and return within a few days.
In your report you mentioned that you are leaving for Seoul on the 17th. Personally I do not think you should leave your post after having been away so long and therefore the Foreign Ministry cabled you accordingly.
The letter of invitation to be presented to President Diem in regard to his visit to Korea has been transmitted to you in the last pouch. As you will have to return to Korea on the occasion of
President Diem’s visit there is no necessity for you to come now. I know your reports will be sufficient.
I am very happy to know that the visit of our navy to Saigon was a success and that they were given a warm welcome.
I approve of your postponing your trip to Formosa due to the atmosphere created between Formosa and Vietnam.
President Rhee writes on Ngo Dinh Diem's visit to South Korea, Minister Choi's activities, and Choi's recent trip to Cambodia.
March 28, 1957
Kolisa-57 Special Report No. 3, 'Trip to Cambodia'
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