The Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo details their strong protest against the DPRK's repatriation of four Korean students who sought political asylum in Bulgaria. The Politburo calls for immediate acknowledgment by the DPRK government, threatening to declare government affiliates in Bulgaria as "persona non grata."
September 3, 1962
Resolution No. B-7 by the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo, Regarding Incident with the Korean Students
CC BCP [Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party] Politburo Resolution № B-7 of 3 September 1962
Re: On the incident with the Korean students
Politburo entrusts the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the task to deliver a Note of protest to the government of the DPRK in regard with the incident with the Korean students.
 On 1 September 1962, Bulgarian Foreign Minister delivered a Note of protest to the North Korean Ambassador in Sofia, which was neglected by the government in Pyongyang. The North Korean Ambassador declared that the question of “political education” of the Korean students was an “internal affair” of the North Korean authorities. On 5 September, the North Korean Ambassador in Sofia was declared “persona non grata.” In response, on the next day the Bulgarian Ambassador in Pyongyang was declared also “persona non grata.”
The Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo entrusts the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deliver a note of protest to the North Korean government, regarding the repatriation of North Korean students.
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