A report by Etre Sandor on the visit of five North Korean delegations to European countries and Cuba.
February 15, 1972
Report from Etre Sándor, 'Foreign visits of the DPRK’s governmental delegations. Visit of Comrade Pak Seong-cheol to Hungary'
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Subject: Foreign visits of the DPRK’s governmental delegations. Visit of Comrade Pak Seong-cheol [Pak Song Chol] to Hungary.
According to multiple confirmed sources, five DPRK governmental delegations left Pyongyang on February 10 as listed below:
- Five-member delegation to Cuba, Poland (February 21—25), and Hungary (February 25—29) led by Pak Seong-cheol (Worker’s Party of Korea Political Bureau member), the second vice premier of the DPRK’s Cabinet.
- Five-member delegation to UAR [United Arab Republic; Egypt], Syria, Iraq, and Bulgaria (March 5—10) led by Jeong Jun-taek [Jong Jun Thaek] (Worker’s Party of Korean Political Bureau member), the vice premier of the DPRK’s Cabinet.
- Four-member delegation to Congo, Mali, and other West African countries led by Kang Ryang-uk, the vice president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly.
- Five-member delegation to Romania (February 10—15), Czechoslovakia (February 15—18), GDR (February 18—22), Soviet Union (February 22—28), and Algeria lead by Heo Dam [Ho Dam] Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Three-member delegation to South Yemen, Tanzania, and other African countries led by Kim Gyeong-yeon [Kim Kyong Yon], Minister of Finance.
Comrade Heo Dam was hosted by Comrade Ceaușescu in Bucharest.
According to the Czechoslovakian comrades, Comrades Husák, Svoboda, and Strougal are planned to host Comrade Heo Dam provided that the Soviet comrades are also hosting the guest with such high-ranking officials.
Comrade Pak Seong-cheol, the leader of the Korean delegation visiting Warsaw will be received by Comrades Gierek and Jarosewitz.
We would like to note that we do not have any information yet on who will receive the Korean delegations in Berlin, Moscow, and Sofia.
Budapest, 1972 February 15.
A report by Etre Sandor providing details about five North Korean governmental delegations to Africa and Middle East and the visit of Pak Seong-cheol to Hungary.
- Germany (East)--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Soviet Union
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Romania
- Czechoslovakia--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Hungary--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Bulgaria--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Cuba--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Poland
- Egypt--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Mali
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Syria
- Iraq--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Diplomats--Korea (North)
- Congo (Democratic Republic)--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Yemen (South)
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Tanzania
February 21, 1972
Report from Etre Sándor, 'Korean delegations'
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