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January 24, 1980

Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 24, 1980, 057030, Secret

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To Comrade Constantin Oancea,

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs,


A meeting between the representatives of North and South Korea took place in Panmunjeom [Panmunjom] today, January 24, 1980. On this occasion, South Korea forwarded a letter from the South Korean Prime Minister to the Prime Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as a reply to his letter from January 11, 1980.


Based on the South Korean radio station broadcasts, the letter proposes a working session to be held at a deputy minister level in order to discuss the details of a meeting between the Prime Minister of South Korea and the Prime Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The meeting will take place in Panmunjeom, in a building called "The House of Freedom" - situated on the South Korean side of the demarcation line -, on February 6 or in a different location that will be decided upon during a working session between deputy ministers. The participants will discuss problems regarding the details for a meeting between prime ministers.


We will continue to follow this issue.



Paul Marinescu.


A report on a meeting between North and South Korean representatives at Panmunjeom and an upcoming meeting between Prime Ministers of the two countries.


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Archive of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Translated by Liz Gheorghe.


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