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  • 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.

  • January 21, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 21, 1980, 057026, Secret

    A summary of statements by Kim Je-sook, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Korea. Kim addresses the issue of restarting dialogue between North and South Korea in the aftermath of Park Chung Hee's death.

  • January 24, 1980

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

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

  • January 26, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 16, 1980, 057022, Secret

    A report on North Korea's increasing interest in restarting dialogue with South Korea, especially to address the Korean reunification issue.

  • February 01, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Geneva to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 1, 1980, 028565, Secret

    An announcement by the ambassador of North Korea that Pyongyang is ready to make concessions toward South Korea.

  • February 02, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 2, 1980, 057040, Secret

    North Korea is worried that its outreach to South Korea "didn't produce the anticipated response from the opposition in South Korea."

  • February 07, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 7, 1980, 057053, Secret

    Summary of proposals and requests made during the first meeting in Panmunjom between the delegations of two Koreas

  • February 21, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 21, 1980, 057069, Secret

    Report of the second meeting of the North and South Korean delegations, discussing the preparation for the talks between the prime ministers of the two countries.

  • March 01, 1980

    Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A conversation with the Chinese ambassador on the Chinese population in the DPRK and China-ROK relationship

  • March 04, 1980

    CPSU CC Directive to Soviet Ambassadors in Communist Countries, Instructions 'About the China Question'

    Instructions to Soviet ambassadors on dealing with China's outreach to socialist countries in the eastern bloc, outlining a series of steps for Soviet ambassadors to follow which would foster skepticism about China’s intentions and thwart efforts by Chinese representatives to make wide-ranging contacts in these states. The directive notes China’s hostility to Vietnam, Cuba, Laos, and Mongolia and contrasts this with its development of extensive relations with Romania, Yugoslavia, and North Korea.

  • March 10, 1980

    Evaluation of Chinese Policies toward Eastern Europe by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    This document addresses China's alleged bid to undermine the unity of the Socialist countries while maintaining special relations with Romania, Yugoslavia, and North Korea. Chinese foreign policy is seen as interfering in the domestic affairs of the Socialist states. By maintaining contacts with Western countries and by encouraging further armament of NATO, China is undermining the position of the Warsaw Pact. The Soviet evaluation assesses China as an unreliable partner in international relations and advises that all contacts of the Chinese government with foreign organizations or authorities be closely monitored.

  • March 10, 1980

    Congressman Solarz Visit to North Korea

    The Department of State notes that the ROK media reported LDP Diet member Mihara's decision not to go to Pyongyang, heightening the visibility and sensitivity of a visit by Congressman Solarz to the DPRK.

  • March 10, 1980

    The North-South Dialogue and Potential Codel Visit to North Korea

    Assistant Secretary Holbrooke informs the American Embassy in Seoul that Ambassador Kim Yong-sik and the ROK are extremely upset by Congressman Solarz's intent to go to Pyongyang. He emphasizes that Solarz is aware of US policy toward North Korea and would not carry a message from the US during his visit.

  • March 11, 1980

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, 11 March 1980. Subject: Korean-Yugoslav relations.

    Kim Yeong-nam asks for military assistance from and military exchanges with Yugoslavia and discusses plans to send DPRK citizens abroad to study certain industries.