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  • July 10, 1979

    Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces a proposal to renew dialogue and discussion between the two Koreas and the United States.

  • July 10, 1979

    Note for the File, 'Main Points Made by President Kim Il Sung in the Meeting with the Secretary-General on 3 May in PyongYang'

    Kim Il Sung claims that North Korea "would like to have economical, political and cultural cooperation with the Republic of Korea."

  • July 16, 1979

    Letter from J. Perez de Cuellar to the Secretary-General

    J. Perez de Cuellar describes his recent conversations with the Permanent Observers from North Korea and South Korea on the possibility for a new round of dialogue between the two Koreas.

  • August 27, 1979

    Interoffice Memorandum from Javier Pérez de Cuéllar to the Secretary-General, 'Korea'

    Javier Pérez de Cuéllar describes efforts to revive dialogue between the two Koreas in the aftermath of US President Carter's trip to Korea.

  • October 26, 1979

    US National Security Council Memorandum, Talks with the ROK on Contacts with North Korea

    Nick Platt reports on his efforts to coordinate tripartite talks with South Korea and North Korea.

  • November 22, 1979

    Cable, South Korean Ambassador in the UK to South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Details from a conversation between the South Korean ambassador to the United Kingdom with Julian Ridsdale, Member of Parliament, on US troops stationed in Korea, the Soviet Union and China's viewpoints on Korea's reunification, and other matters.

  • November 22, 1979

    Telegram to the Asia Department Head from Information and Culture Department, 'North Korea Holds Chief Diplomatic Officers Conference'

    The Information and Culture Department of the South Korean Foreign Ministry analyzes the outcomes and reasoning behind the recall of North Korea's diplomatic staff from around the world, speculating that the maneuver is related to a North Korean attempt to take advantage of the situation in South Korea following Park Chung Hee's death.

  • November 28, 1979

    Cable, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs to South Korean Ambassador to the UK, 'Soviet Union’s Suggestion to the North Korean Puppet Regime to Invade the South'

    A Member of Parliament in the UK reports on information about the Soviet Union allegedly pushing North Korea to invade South Korea.

  • December, 1979

    Additional information for the Soviet comrades on the visit of the Mongolian party and government delegation to Indochina

    This report informs the Soviet side about the issues of implementing a common declaration following the Sino-Soviet conflict and North Korea's support for China.

  • December, 1979

    The Capability of the Puppet Regime to Launch an Attack on the South: A Comprehensive Analysis

    South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Information and Cultural Bureau reports on the current situation and information regarding the risk of a North Korea attack, North Korea's military capabilities, and the definiteness of a possible of a North Korean invasion.

  • December 02, 1979

    Conversation between Jambyn Batmunkh and Pham Van Dong

    In December 1979 Mongolian party and government delegation headed by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Mongolia Jambyn Batmunkh visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and had held talks with the leaders of these countries on issues pertinent to the Sino-Vietnamese war of 1979, Pol Pot’s regime, situation in Indochina and Chinese foreign policy in Asia.

  • December 13, 1979

    Cable, South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. to the South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs 'Meeting with Assistant Secretary Holbrooke'

    A summary of meeting with Assistant Secretary Holbrooke regarding the December 12th incident. Holbrooke asks for direct communication between the US and South Korean officials, while discussing the possibility of North Korean invasion and media coverage of this issue.

  • 1980

    The Korean Workers’ Party’ 6th Congress

    Note on the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party's participation at the KWP congress.

  • 1980

    Report to the Political Bureau on the Korean Workers’ Party’s 6th Congress and on the celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the KWP

    Handwritten note on the location of the materials regarding KWP Congress

  • 1980

    Review on the content of the Central Committee’s report

    A Hungarian summary of the Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee’s report, which praised the Korean Workers’ Party for building socialism.

  • 1980

    The Closing Decree of the KWP Central Committee’s 6th Congress

    The KWP Central Committee plan and declaration of fortifying the unity among the anti-imperialist independent forces and expanding and developing the Non-Aligned Movement

  • 1980

    The Korean Workers’ Party’s 6th Congress

    Brief biographies of several political leaders in North Korea.

  • January 18, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 18, 1980, 057025, Secret

    A summary of South Korean President Choi Kyu-ha's annual conference, regarding the unstable domestic situation after President Park Chung Hee's assassination, diplomatic relations with countries including US, Japan and ASEAN members, as well as North Korea's proposal to discuss the reunification question.

  • January 20, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 12, 1980, 057016, Secret

    A description of North Korea's economic and industrial growth and its viewpoint on the assassination of South Korean President Park Chung Hee.

  • January 21, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Berlin to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 21, 1980, 017019, Secret

    A description of North Korea's stance towards solving the Korean reunification problem, especially in relation with foreign attention to domestic political issues of South Korea.