During the second Dulles-Rhee conference, President Rhee and Secretary Dulles led the discussion with the subject of Korean rehabilitation. Rhee makes a few suggestions that both sides should consider if Korean reconstruction should take place. These suggestions include: 1) rehabilitating Korean productive industry, 2) directly allocating money for Korea’s rehabilitation instead of doing so through the reconstruction of the Japanese economy and, 3) prevent the importation of Japanese technicians to Korea. Dulles answers he will consider Rhee suggestions, however, the US will continue to aid Japan to prevent losing her to communism.
August 5, 1953
Summary Record of the Conference held between President Rhee and Secretary Dulles (First Session)
This document was made possible with support from Syngman Rhee Institute, Yonsei University
In early August of 1950, delegates from the United States and the Republic of Korea met to discuss the logistics for the forthcoming conferences centered on the creation of a strong US-ROK mutual defense treaty. The delegates also propose who can and should be present. While both sides agree that North Korea and China should be included, President Rhee advocates that due to India’s Prime Minister’s “pro-communist views,” India should not be invited.
- Korean War, 1950-1953
- Communist countries
- Communist countries--Foreign relations--India
- China--Foreign relations--Korea (North)
- Great Britain--Foreign policy
- Korean War, 1950-1953--China
- Korea (South)--Armed Forces
- Treaty of Peace with Japan (1951)
- Korea (South). Treaties, etc. United States, 1953 October 1
- US--Foreign economic relations--Japan
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