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  • November 16, 1972

    From the Journal of N.G. Sudarikov, 'Record of a Conversation with Kim Yong-nam, First Deputy Chief of the KWP CC International Department, 19 October 1972'

    Kim Yong-nam insists that South Korea should be blamed for establishing an anti-communist policy, which violates the third principle of reunification. He also discusses the special declaration of Park Chung Hee, which was released on October 17, 1972.

  • November 18, 1972

    From the Journal of N.G. Sudarikov, 'Record of a Conversation with Kim Yong-nam, First Deputy Chief of the KWP CC International Department, 12 October 1972'

    Kim Yong-nam explains the three principles for reunification, which were established at the North-South Joint Communique on the 4th of July in 1972, and blames South Korea in part for not following the spirit of the agreement.

  • August 04, 1980

    Records of Conversation between Congressman Stephen J. Solarz and Kim Il Sung and Kim Yong-nam

    In this lengthy transcript of discussions between Stephen Solarz and Kim Il Sung, Solarz poses questions about prospects for Korea's unification, exchanges between North and South Korea, and exchanges between North Korea and the U.S. In his response, Kim emphasizes the DPRK's views regarding the necessary preconditions for unification and increased cooperation between the two Koreas. Later, Kim Yong Nam continues to elaborate to Solarz on the North Korean perspective of unification and the role of the international community in perpetrating division.

  • January 20, 1986

    Diary of Teimuraz Stepanov-Mamaladze on Meeting between Eduard Shevardnadze and North Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yong-nam

    Kim talks about the importance of North and South Korea, referring to the peninsula as "the most explosive place on the planet."

  • May 04, 1988

    Excerpt from a Conversation with Member of the CC KWP Politburo and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Kim Yong-nam, Moscow

    Kim expresses concern about the Soviet Union's increasing contacts with South Korea.

  • December 23, 1988

    Diary of Teimuraz Stepanov-Mamaladze on a meeting between Eduard Shevardnadze and North Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yong-nam

    Kim reacts to news that the socialist countries will establish diplomatic relations with South Korea.