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September 2, 1953

Note from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea

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Embassy Pyongyang, 2 September 1953

of the Polish Republic   BY COURIER [stamp]    SECRET! SECRET [stamp]

in Korea

No. 2421/61/53/TJN [tajne—secret]





On 1 September 1953 a Korean government delegation, headed by the Premier of the DPRK government Kim Il Sung, left for Moscow, having been invited by the Soviet government.


The delegation is made up of: V[ice]-Premier of the DPRK government, Jeong Il-ryong [Jong Il Ryong], V[ice]-Chairman of he Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party Pak Jeong-ae [Pak Jong Ae], the Chairman of the State Planning Commission Jeong Jun-taek [Jong Jun Thaek], Minister of Foreign Affairs Nam Il and Minister of Railways Kim Hoe-il [Kim Hoe Il].


Saying farewell to them at the station were the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK Kim Du-bong [Kim Tu Bong], members of the government, numerous assembled population and representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to the government of the DPRK. The Ambassador of the Soviet Union in the DPRK Suzdalev also left with the delegation.


During a conversation with the diplomatic corps at the train station, Comr. Kim Il Sung said that on his way back from Moscow he would wish to visit Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, in order to thank the governments of these counties and the leaders of the parties for the enormous assistance being given by these countries to the Korean nation.


After the delegation departed, V[ice]-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, Ri Dong-geun [Ri Tong Gun], approached me, and in our conversation he implied that the delegation would go to Poland as long as it is invited by our government.


3 copies K. Cerekwicki [signature]

Chargé d’Affaires of the PRL [Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa—People’s Republic of Poland] Embassy in the DPRK




The Polish Embassy provides a list of personnel among the DPRK government delegation to Moscow and reports on Kim Il Sung's plans to visit other communist countries.


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Polish Foreign Ministry Archive. Obtained for NKIDP by Jakub Poprocki and translated for NKIDP by Maya Latynski.


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