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.
August 6, 1953
Summary Record of the Conference held between President Rhee and Secretary Dulles (Second Session)
This document was made possible with support from Syngman Rhee Institute, Yonsei University
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.
- Communist parties--Asia
- Communist countries
- Balance of trade
- Communist countries--Foreign relations
- Japan--Foreign relations--Korea (South)
- Korea (South)--Economic conditions
- Economic assistance, American
- Economic assistance, Communist
- Korea (South)--Foreign economic relations
- Korea (South)--Foreign economic relations--United States
- Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Korea (South)
- US--Foreign economic relations--Japan
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