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  • April 28, 1969

    Col. Mieczysław Białek, 'Record of Conversation conducted by Col. Białek with USSR Military Attaché Col. Latishev'

    The Polish and Soviet military attachés in North Korea discuss recent developments. Some generals in the DPRK are being purged or demoted for not sufficiently praising and following the experiences of the anti-Japanese partisan movement.

  • May 09, 1969

    Letter, Ambassador Yong Shik Kim to UN Secretary-General U Thant

    Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations Yong Shik Kim transmits to Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant the 2 May 1969 ROK memorandum concerning the shooting down of the U.S. reconnaissance plane by North Korea.

  • May 13, 1969

    Record of Meetings on 12 May 1969 by UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari records the meetings between himself and Assistant Secretary-General David B. Vaughan and Republic of Korea Prime Minister Kwon Chung Il, ROK Foreign Minister Hah Choi Kyu, and ROK President Park Chung Hee. The meetings concerned the construction of the new UNCURK Headquarters building and the ROK officials' desire for Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant to pay a visit to ROK.

  • May 14, 1969

    Note, Secretary-General U Thant to the General Assembly, concerning UNCURK Report

    Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant transmits the report of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea in accordance with the General Assembly Resolution 2466 (XXIII) to the General Assembly.

  • May 29, 1969

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korean Economic Mission'

    Heldring of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion has visited to inquire if the Ministry would object to the Council sponsoring a North Korean trade mission to the Netherlands in June. It did not, but his interlocutor did point out the government's opposition to any permanent trade mission.

  • May 29, 1969

    Letters, Assistant Secretary-General David B. Vaughan to Minister Kyu Hah Choi and Principal Secretary Lee Hu Rak

    Assistant Secretary-General of the Office of General Services David B. Vaughan conveys to Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Kyu Hah Choi and Principal Secretary to the President of the ROK Lee Hu Rak appreciation for their 12 May 1969 meetings, ROK's support of UNCURK and the United Nations Memorial Cemetary, and ROK national development.

  • June 02, 1969

    On New Aspects of Negotiations between North Korea and Japan between January and May 1969 on Issues concerning Koreans Living in Japan

    An overview of the development of North Korean negotiations with Japan about repatriation between January and May 1969.

  • June 09, 1969

    Soviet Embassy in North Korea, 'Concerning Changes in the Views of the Korean Leadership on Questions of the Unity of the Socialist Camp and the International Communist Movement'

    The report states that the DPRK is influenced less by Beijing and has started to contact European socialist countries more. It describes how DPRK is advocating for “absolute independence” as well.

  • June 10, 1969

    Note on a Conversation between USSR Ambassador Comrade Sudarikov and Ambassador Henke on 2 June 1969 in the GDR Embassy

    A note on a conversation about the Soviet President Podgorny's visit to North Korea and Soviet Union-North Korea relations. It includes the Korean Worker's Party's decision not to send a delegation to the world conference of the communist and workers’ parties in Moscow.

  • June 16, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation between Pak Seong-cheol and Chimmidorj

    Pak Seong-cheol and Chimiddorj discuss Mongolian-North Korean relations, the struggle for Korean reunification, and the Korean debate at the United Nations.

  • June 19, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Zouheir Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Concerning UNCURK's Third Session of 1969

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari reports on UNCURK's third session of 1969 to Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan. In the session, UNCURK representatives reviewed the North Korean infiltration of ROK eastern and western coast, discussed political and security developments in UNCURK's second report of 1969, and the non-inclusion of the Korean question in the twenty-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • June 24, 1969

    Dossier of (Draft) Agreements between the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion and their Japanese, Irish and North Korean Counterparts

    A cover letter from Heldring of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (in Dutch); the text of agreements with the Japan External Trade Organization and the Irish Export Board (in English); and a draft agreement with the Korean Committee for the Promotion of International Trade including lists of goods (in English).

  • June 24, 1969

    Cables, UN Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan and UNCURK Principal Secretary Zouheir Kuzbari

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Rehabilitation and Unification of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari cables Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan about the ROK's construction of the new UNCURK building. An ROK Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated the ROK government's continuing cooperation with the United Nations on the Korean question.

  • June 26, 1969

    Draft Agreement Between the Dutch and North Korean Committee/Council for the Promotion of (International) Trade

    Draft agreement between the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion and the Korea Committee for the Promotion of International Trade.

  • June 27, 1969

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Relations with North Korea'

    The Jhr. Vegelin van Claerbergen proposes to the chief of the department to loosen the reins in relations with North Korea, both for reasons of commerce and of politics, namely engaging North Korea to allow it to become less dependent on China.

  • June 30, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Relations with North Korea'

    Memo on a visit by Heldring and Kroese, of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion, during which a draft agreement with their North Korean counterpart was discussed. Despite some specific objections the agreement in principle was acceptable to the Ministry. (The draft is the first attachment; other materials supplied for comparison by Heldring comprise the second attachment.)

  • July 01, 1969

    Letter, UN Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan to UNCURK Ambassador Kim Yong Shik, Concerning North Korean Infiltration

    Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan acknowledges his receipt of an ROK government memorandum sent from ROK Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Yong Shik to Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant. Kim's letter outlines North Korean infiltrations from 8 June 1969 to 14 June 1969 and the need to halt further actions which violate the Armistice Agreement.

  • July 02, 1969

    Cable, UN Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan to UNCURK Principal Secretary Zouheir Kuzbari, Concerning the Inclusion of Korean Question in General Assembly Agenda

    Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan cables Principal Secretary of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari about ROK Foreign Minister Choi Kyu Hah's statement that the ROK government favors the inclusion of the Korean Question on the agenda for the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly.

  • July 02, 1969

    Letters, UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan to UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari, Concerning ROK Political Developments

    Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan acknowledges his receipt of a letter to U Thant from Principal Secretary of the UCURK Zouheir Kuzbari. Kuzbari's letter concerns the ROK constructed UNCURK building, North Korean infiltration, and student protests against the amendment of the Constitution.

  • July 03, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit North Korean trade mission'

    Veraart of the Dutch company Verolme visited to report on the farewell dinner he hosted for the North Korean trade mission. The delegation stressed that a trade agreement was not sufficient and that a permanent representation should be established, which Veraart promised to keep talking to the government about.