The North Korean Ambassador in Beijing protests that North Korean embassy personnel in Oslo were expelled without consultation of the North Korean government.
October 22, 1976
Telegram from Norwegian Ambassador to China to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korea's Embassy in Oslo'
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22.10.76, 09.34 am
1: MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
2: SECRETARY GENERAL
3: UNDER-SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
4: DIRECTOR GENERAL LEGAL SECTION
5: DIRECTOR GENERAL POLITICAL SECTION
7: DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL POLITICAL SECTION II
8: DIRECTOR GENERAL PRESS SECTION
9: PLANNING SECTION
10: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SECRETARY OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS
11: PRESS SECRETARY
FROM: EMBASSY IN BEIJING
No. A 10056
SUBJECT: NORTH KOREA’S EMBASSY IN OSLO
I met with North Korean Ambassador Keuk [Hyeon Jun-geuk (Hyon Jun Guk)] at noon today and informed him of the Norwegian governments reply to yesterday’s inquiry in accordance with 10027 U.
Ambassador Keuk expressed his regrets that the appeal to reverse the decision to expel had not been heeded. He was nonetheless grateful that the visas had been granted, and he would immediately notify Pyongyang. He blamed ‘individuals at the embassy in Oslo’ for the scandal, and expressed hopes that it would not negatively affect the relationship between our two countries. “The matter is now settled and over.”
I submitted a pro memoria expressing my views.
The North Korean Ambassador to China blames "invidiuals at the embassy in Oslo" for illegal smuggling activities there.
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