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  • September 12, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation Between Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Representatives of Three Dutch companies, Regarding the Establishment of a North Korean Trade Office in the Netherlands

    Representatives from the companies CKH, VMF and Grenko visited the Ministry to plead for the establishment of a North Korean trade office. The Ministry remained of the opinion, also informed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, that economic and political relations with South Korea would be unacceptably damaged by such rapprochement with North Korea.

  • September 12, 1969

    Letter, Tanzanian Representative Akili B.C. Danieli, Request to Include 'Withdrawal of United States and All Other Foreign Forces Occupying South Korea under the Flag of the United Nations' in the Twenty-fourth General Assembly Session

    Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania Akili B.C. Danieli requests the inclusion of "Withdrawal of United States and All Other Foreign Forces Occupying South Korea under the Flag of the United Nations" in the Twenty-fourth General Assembly session agenda on behalf of the government of the United Republic of Tanzania.

  • September 28, 1969

    Eldrirdge Cleaver's Notes on Korea

    Notes taken by Eldridge Cleaver during his visit to North Korea in September 1969 for the "International Conference on Tasks of Journalists of the Whole World in their Fight against U.S. Imperialist Aggression."

  • October 01, 1969

    Mao Zedong's Conversation with North Korean Official Choe Yong-geon (Excerpt), 1 October 1969, at the Tiananmen Gate

    Mao Zedong listed the common sense and common interests that China and North Korea share.

  • October 02, 1969

    Statement of ROK Government Concerning the Korean Question by Foreign Minister Choi Kyu Hah

    On behalf of the government of the Republic of Korea, Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Kyu Hah reaffirms the ROK's adherence to the purposes and principles of the UN, acceptance of UN authority on the Korean Question, and concern for North Korea's defiance of UN purposes, principles, and authority to the General Assembly of the UN.

  • October 07, 1969

    UN Press Release, 'UNCURK Releases Report to General Assembly'

    The UN Press Services released a summary of the UNCURK report. The Commission's report concerned the ROK's willingness for unification, UNCURK's inability to make progress on unification due to DPRK lack of adherence to the authority of the United Nations, security situation, and economic development.

  • October 10, 1969

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

    Recalls a conversation with Heldring of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion, during which Heldring said he had received word from the North Koreans that they were willing to sign the proposed agreement even though they kept urging the establishment of a permanent trade mission. Heldring pointed out such a mission had recently been established in Switzerland and similar contacts were ongoing in the Scandinavian countries. The Dutch company VMF had, however, by now changed to a much more cautious position because of its South Korean interests. Heldring was putting of a reciprocal visit to North Korea until he knew the Ministry's position.

  • October 15, 1969

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Establishment of a North Korean Trade Mission in the Netherlands'

    The director-general of the Department for Foreign Economic Relations advises against the establishment of a North Korean trade mission in the Netherlands: while the volume of trade with the two Koreas is roughly equal, such a mission would do great harm to commercial interests in South Korea, particularly VMF and Shell.

  • October 17, 1969

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

    The East Asia Department agrees with Foreign Economic Relations that no North Korean trade mission in the Netherlands should be established, but proposes instead that a number of representatives be allowed temporary stay to build up commercial contacts instead.

  • October 23, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Domestic and Peninsular Developments

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the passage of the 1969 October 17 National Referendum on the Constitutional Amendment Bill and United Nations Command reaction to the North Korean ambush in the U.S. sector of the DMZ.

  • October 28, 1969

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Stay of North Korean businessmen'

    A memorandum notes that the proposal to allow a number of North Korean business representatives temporary yet effectively indefinite stay would require permission from the Justice Department, and proposes to initiate contact to this effect.

  • October 29, 1969

    Note of Audience of Nicolae Ceausescu with Kim Tae-hui, the Ambassador of the DPRK in Romania

    Ceausescu expresses his discontent towards the attitude adopted by DPRK regarding Romania, including North Korea's non-participation in the 10th Congress of the Romanian Communist Party and the way in which the 25th celebration of Romanian liberation was marked in North Korea.

  • October 30, 1969

    Note on a Club Meeting of the Ambassadors and Acting Ambassadors from the GDR, USSR, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Mongolia and Bulgaria on 24 October 1969 in the USSR Embassy

    A description of China-North Korea relations. Despite alleged troubles between China and North Korea, North Korea continues its close relations with China, as it faces the possibility of war with South Korea.

  • November 06, 1969

    Request to Include Item in Twenty-Fourth Session of UN General Assembly Agenda, 'Need to Put an End to the Discussion in the United Nations on the Unification of Korea'

    Eighteen member states request the inclusion of an additional item entitled "Need to Put an End to the Discussion in the United Nations on the Unification of Korea" in the agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly. The item calls for the stop of discussion on the unification of Korea in the General Assembly due to the lack of resolution in the Korean division, its creation of more complications, violation of international law, lack of moral authority, and self-determination of the Korean people to solve the unification problem by themselves.

  • November 07, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning PRC and DPRK Relationship

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari writes to Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan about the increasingly positive relationship between Chinese officers and government officials and North Korea.

  • November 07, 1969

    Record of Conversation between A. D. Putivets and Sim Dong-hye, the head of the first division of the Department of the Foreign Ministry

    Sim Dong-hye reports that there is a revolutionary movement deep underground in the ROK. The DPRK is willing to help them by all possible means, but will await a request for assistance.

  • November 07, 1969

    Record of Conversation between N. G. Sudarikov and Pak Seong-cheol, a Member of the Political Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea

    After reporting on economic developments between the Soviet Union and the DPRK, Pak Seong-cheol criticizes the nature of collective security in Europe since it does not target the US any longer.

  • November 12, 1969

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in the Soviet Union to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Hungarian Ambassador in the DPRK discusses with Soviet officials Soviet-DPRK relations and Korea's stance on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • November 18, 1969

    Record of Conversation between N. G. Sudarikov and Kim Il Sung, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea

    Sudarikov briefs Kim Il Sung about the meeting of the two leaders from the Soviet Union and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, which led to closer relations between the countries.

  • November 18, 1969

    Soviet Ambassador to North Korea, 'The Main Directions of the Domestic and Foreign Policy of the KWP CC and DPRK Government and the Situation in Korea'

    The document describes the increased exaltation of Kim Il Sung. Regarding international relations, the DPRK diverges with the Soviet Union and other European countries. The document also touches on relations with the Soviet Union, China, and South Korea. Lastly, some issues which should be addressed during the visit of Pak Seong-cheol to the Soviet Union are mentioned.