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  • October 05, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 5 October 1960

    Pak Seong-cheol discusses the relationship between the protest movement in South Korea and the reunification of the Korean Peninsula as well as North Korea's invitation to Khrushchev to attend the Supreme People's Assembly in October 1960.

  • December 13, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 13 December 1960

    Pak Seong-cheol and Pak Yong-guk discuss the "rapidly-developing events in the South and the favorably developing international situation" with Puzanov.

  • May 12, 1961

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'Illegal Crossings of the International Border by Chinese Koreans'

    Pak Seong-cheol and Qiao Xiaoguang discuss the refugee crisis between Northeast China and North Korea.

  • July 11, 1961

    Minutes of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Kim Il Sung

    Zhou Enlai and Kim Il Sung discuss economic cooperation between China and North Korea, including industrial development in North Korea, Chinese economic support to North Korea, bilateral trade, Chinese training of North Korean technicians, agricultural development in North Korea, cross-border migration, and development strategies in the DPRK.

  • March 23, 1962

    Instructions from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Security on the Issue of Ethnic Koreans Crossing the Border to Korea

    The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Security explain North Korea's complaints regarding China's inability to effectively prevent illegal border crossings and summarize the Chinese understanding of the issue and specify instructions on resolving the issue of illegal border crossings.

  • March 24, 1962

    Telegram from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security on the Issue of Ethnic Koreans Crossing the Border to Korea

    The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Security announces that temporary economic difficulties in China and the failure of local authorities to process legal travel arrangements are the reasons underlying illegal border crossings between China and North Korea.

  • May 03, 1962

    Information on the Reunification Policy of the Korean Workers' Party

    A memorandum prepared by the First Extra-European Department of the East German Foreign Ministry on revisions within North Korea's reunification policies.

  • August 14, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and Kim Il Sung

    The Soviet Ambassador to Pyongyang reports on his recent meeting with Kim Il Sung in which the two discussed cooperation between the two countries in the military and economic sectors.

  • August 24, 1962

    Conversation between Soviet Ambassador in North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seong-cheol

    The North Korean Foreign Minister discusses with the Soviet Ambassador the nuclear hegemony of the US and their ability to control nuclear proliferation.

  • August 26, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seongcheol

    Park Seong-cheol informs Moskovsky of the rationale behind DPRK's new dictum of "self-reliance".

  • August 31, 1962

    Letter, P. Morozov to His Excellancy U Thant containing Two Letters from Pak Seong-cheol

    Two letters addressed to U Thant from Pak Seong-cheol, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the DPRK.

  • November 01, 1962

    Józef Dryglas, 'Record of Conversation with USSR Ambassador V. Moskovsky'

    Moskovsky advised Pak Geum-cheol and Kim Chang-man to cooperate with the Soviet-led socialist bloc. Conversation with Kim Il Sung and Moskovsky imply strong relations with the Soviet Union.

  • December 29, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seongcheol

    The refusal of the North Koreans to publicly announce the preparation of a KWP plenum raises Soviet Ambassador’s suspicions about whether the loyalty of the Korean leadership stands with the Soviets or with the Chinese.

  • January 03, 1963

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seongcheol

    A very detailed account of the conversations around the table at an ambassadors dinner hosted by the North Korean Foreign Minister in which North Korea's relations with China and the Soviet Union are discussed.

  • August 27, 1963

    Telegram from Czech Embassy in Pyongyang to Foreign Ministry

  • December 30, 1963

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

    The Hungarian Ambassador in North Korea reports on a meeting between Soviet Ambassador Moskovsky and Pak Seong-cheol in which the two discussed child rearing, agriculture, rural conditions, and industry in North Korea.

  • March 20, 1964

    Record of Conversation between Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai, and Pak Seong-cheol

    Chinese and North Korean statesmen discuss border issues, conversations with representatives of the Romanian Communist Party, and the unreasonable Soviet attitude regarding the Sino-Soviet debates.

  • June 21, 1965

    Cable from Zhang Hanfu, 'Situation of the Talks with Foreign Minister Pak Seong-cheol'

    Zhang Hanfu provides a summary of Pak Seong-cheol's comments on the coup d'etat in Algeria and the potential participation of South Korea in the Second Asian-African Conference.

  • November 10, 1965

    Memorandum of the First Conversation between Premier Zhou Enlai and Vice Premier Ri Ju-yeon

    Zhou Enlai and Ri Ju-yeon have an extensive discussion on the situation in Asia and Africa.

  • November 11, 1965

    Record of the Third Conversation between Zhou Enlai and North Korean Vice Prime Minister Ri Ju-yeon

    Zhou Enlai, Ri Ju-yeon, and Pak Seong-cheol discuss Japanese militarism, U.S. imperialism, the issue of Korean citizenship for Koreans in Japan, the Chinese 5-year plan, and military preparations.