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  • May 22, 1957

    Report of Hungarian Ambassador Sándor Nógrádi to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry About His Conversation With Mao Zedong on the Occasion of Presenting His Credentials

    Mao Zedong and Nógrádi discuss and compare the communist parties in China and Hungary.

  • September 26, 1957

    Foreign Ministry report on the Hungarian government delegation’s trip in Egypt in 1957 (excerpts)

    Report on conversations with Egyptian Foreign Minister Fawzi on the recent failed Hungarian Revolution and pressure from Western governments ("the Hungarian Question"). Egypt promised to support Hungary in the United Nations.

  • October 15, 1957

    Report of János Kádár to the Political Bureau of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party About his Meeting with Mao Zedong on 27 September 1957

    Mao Zedong describes the current campaign in China against "rightist" elements. Kádár then provides a detailed analysis of the 1956 uprising in Hungary and its aftermath.

  • January 31, 1958

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Cairo on the establishment of the United Arab Republic and the Syrian public opinion in 1958 (exceprts)

    This report by the Hungarian ambassador in Cairo states that the Syrian people are wary toward President Nasser’s creation of the United Arab Republic, fearing he will enforce a dictatorship, however the Syrian communist party is in full support of the union.

  • December 18, 1958

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Baghdad on the preparations for the Iraqi revolution in 1958

    This report by the Hungarian ambassador in Baghdad details the time leading up to the Iraqi Revolution of July 14, 1958, highlighting particularly the role of the Iraqi communist party and Brigadier General Qasim.

  • September 10, 1959

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

    Hungarian Ambassador Karoly Prath summarizes a conversation about the timing of the reunification of Korea.

  • October 22, 1959

    Letter of Hungarian Ambassador Sándor Nógrádi to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry on the Meeting of Hungarian President István Dobi and Mao Zedong

    In their conversation, Dobi and Mao Zedong discussed politicial, economic, and agricultural development in Hungary and China, and compared opposition to the current Great Leap Forward in China to the 1956 uprising in Hungary.

  • October 30, 1959

    Information Report Sent by Károly Fendler to Minister of Foreign Affairs Endre Sík, 'Conversation with Comrade Kim, Interpreter of the Korean Embassy'

    Report from Károly Fendler, the official in charge of Korea, to the Endre Sík, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, that the interpreter at the Korean embassy told him that the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party “considered the situation as ripe for the unification of the country.”

  • November 19, 1959

    Report, Embassy of the Hungarian People’s Republic in the DPRK to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary

    Report from Ambassador Károly Práth to Budapest on a conversation he held with Deputy Foreign Minister Yu Changsik. Topics discussed included the sixth session of the DPRK’s Second Supreme People’s Assembly, the mechanization of agriculture in the DPRK, the need to increase quality in North Korean industry and the revisionism and consequent failures of Yugoslavia.

  • December 16, 1959

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

    Gábor Dobozi reports on statements made during a dinner party thrown by the East German ambassador regarding Korean reunification and the situation in Panmunjeom.

  • December 16, 1959

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

    Gábor Dobozi reports on a conversation he had about Soviet-North Korean relations, North Korea's economic policies and planning, inter-Korean relations, and North Korean media.

  • May 10, 1960

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

    Károly Práth assesses the poor conditions facing repatriated Koreans from Japan.

  • May 20, 1960

    Report, Embassy of the Hungarian People’s Republic in the DPRK to the Foreign Ministry of Hungary

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth reports on a conversation he held with Yu Chang-sik about relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Guinea, the visit of an Algerian delegation to North Korea, and the need to strengthen the North Korean economy in light of provocations by the South.

  • June 27, 1960

    Information Report Sent by Lajos Karsai to Minister of Foreign Affairs Endre Sík, 'Visit of Korean Provisional Chargé d’Affaires Baek Cheongwon'

    Lajos Karsai reports on the character of protests in South Korea, labeling the protest movement as generally anti-Syngman Rhee.

  • July 02, 1960

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

    Károly Práth reports on North Korea's Seven-Year Plan, the difference in ideological views between the Chinese and Soviets, and Korea's relations with those two countries.

  • July 21, 1960

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

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth analyzes progress related to North Korea's "communist universities" and the training of cadres specifically for Korean reunification.

  • August 01, 1960

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

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth emphasizes the difficulties experienced by repatriated Koreans from Japan.

  • August 30, 1960

    Information Report Sent by Frigyes Puja to Minister of Foreign Affairs Endre Sík, 'Visit of Korean Ambassador Ri Dong-geun'

    Note from Frigyes Puja to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding requests from the North Koreans for the UN session. They requested a resolution for the withdrawal of American troops, dissolution of the KDC, and admission of North Korea to the UN.

  • October 11, 1960

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

    Hungarian Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Károly Fendler reports on North Korea's "policy of the mass line."

  • November 30, 1960

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

    Report from Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth on the conciliatory measures being adopted by the DPRK towards the Jang Myeon administration in the South.