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  • July 26, 1957

    CDS Report No. 49 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the recognition of the Federation of Malaya, trade missions between South Korea and South Vietnam, and recent Vietnamese and Southeast Asian affairs.

  • July 26, 1957

    Letter No. 79 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee responds briefly to Choi's previous report, commenting specifically on the dangers of Japan.

  • July 26, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 26-28 July 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Nam Il inform Puzanov of the Korean delegation's progress in evaluating the draft of the DPRK's first five-year plan in the USSR. Then they discuss North Korean corn yields, USSR timber harvests for North Korea, and South Korea. Later, Nam Il informs Puzanov of internal matters of the KWP CC.

  • July 29, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 29 July 1957

    Puzanov and Pak Jeong-aei discuss potential KWP leadership promotions, the combining of several ministries, and relations between the Chinese People's Volunteers and the North Korean population.

  • July 31, 1957

    Letter from Choi Duk Shin to Senator William F. Knowland

    Based on his recent travels, Choi Duk Shin offers three perspectives on the political thoughts of developing nations in Southeast Asia possess towards communism.

  • July 31, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 31 July 1957

    The GDR Ambassador and Ambassador of the Hungarian People's Republic express dissatisfaction that the DPRK MFA inadequately informs ambassadors about important issues of DPRK domestic and foreign policy. Puzanov suggests regular meetings between ambassadors for the mutual exchange of information.

  • August, 1957

    Minister Choi's Private Note of the Conversation between Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Royal Thai Government and Republic of Korea Envoy to Vietnam

    Choi Duk Shin documents his conversation with the Thai Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs on the topic of South Korea-Thai diplomatic relations.

  • August 01, 1957

    CDS Report No. 50 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin outlines his discussions with dignitaries on the topics of Vietnamese military training and Japanese economic relations, discusses recent Vietnamese affairs, and reports on the Cambodia and Laos crises.

  • August 01, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 1 August 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss aid to North Vietnam and the merger of several DPRK ministries.

  • August 02, 1957

    Letter from Tran Trung Dung to the Minister of the Legation of the Republic of Korea

    Tran Trung Dung requests the sending of two Vietnamese military officers to South Korea to study the Korean Service Corps model.

  • August 02, 1957

    Letter No. 82 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee clarifies previous message pertaining to South Korea's involvement in the Colombo conference.

  • August 05, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 5 August 1957

    Pak Ui-wan and Puzanov discuss the recent arrest of suspected factionalist KWP members. Pak expresses anxiety for Soviet Koreans.

  • August 07, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 7 August 1957

    Puzanov and a KWP CC official discuss aid to Vietnam, the DPRK's efforts to overfulfill the targets of the economic plan, North Korea's nonferrous metal industry, and the DPRK's enhanced technical capabilities.

  • August 08, 1957

    CDS Report No. 51 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on President Ngo Dinh Diem's planned foreign travels, discussions with foreign dignitaries, and recent Vietnamese and regional affairs.

  • August 08, 1957

    Letter No. 84 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee warns Choi about possible Japanese influence on U.S. dignitaries, listing past remarks as examples.

  • August 09, 1957

    Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy Discussion

    An International Organizations Division (IOD) officer recounts differences among the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy (CRBP) members about Radio Free Europe (RFE) country policy papers and discerns considerable overlap between RFE and the Voice of America (VOA).

  • August 09, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 9 August 1957

    Nam Il shares his positive impressions of meeting North Korean voters with Puzanov. Puzanov also asks about the investigation of anti-Party North Korean factionalists and encourages the exchange of information with the PRC Ambassador to the DPRK, Qiao Xiaoguang.

  • August 10, 1957

    Memorandum from George W. Wood for Lt. Col Lee, 'Visit of Vietnamese Officers to Korea to Observe the Korean Service Corps'

    George W. Wood of the US Eighth Army agrees with the proposal for South Vietnamese officers to come to South Korea for study and training.

  • August 10, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 August 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss the use of corn for livestock feed, the need to mechanize DPRK agriculture, the city of Nampo and its industrial capabilities, and the startup of zinc production through Soviet aid in the non-ferrous metals industry.

  • August 12, 1957

    Letter from Zhang Wentian to the Soviet Chargé Concerning the Development of the Atomic Energy Industry

    A letter from the Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Soviet Chargé informing him that revisions must be made to the “Agreement on the Provision of Technical Assistance from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the People’s Republic of China in Establishing an Atomic Energy Industry,” and that until it is revised the delivery of technical equipment should be delayed.