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  • September 14, 1977

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to Ethiopia A.P. Ratanov and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Feleke Gedle-Giorgis

    Ratanov and Giorgis discuss the reactions of various countries to the news of the Ethiopian Revolution. They also talk about the war going on with Somalia and various other events going on in the Horn of Africa.

  • September 21, 1977

    Telegram 066734 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In a telegram to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang confirms the date of the East German visit to the DPRK led by Erich Honecker.

  • September 23, 1977

    Jorge Risquet to Fidel Castro

    Jorge Risquet was the head of the Cuban Civilian Mission in Angola.

  • September 23, 1977

    Notes on Meetings held in the Great Hall of the People in Peking, on 3 and 4 August 1977 at 3 PM

    Huang Hua, commenting on a number of developments around the world, suggests that China's foreign policy continues to emulate the thinking and concerns of Mao Zedong.

  • September 23, 1977

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko and President Carter

  • September 24, 1977

    Telegram 066738 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Heo Dam's planned visit to New York, possibly to counter South Korea's diplomatic efforts there. It also notes speculation on a change in US position towards the DPRK, which the Romanian Embassy finds unfounded.

  • September 29, 1977

    Memorandum of Conversation with Ethiopian Foreign Secretary Dawit Wolde Giorgis, 17 September 1977

    The memorandum concerns an Operation named Torch, which the United States was supposedly planning in order to destabilize the Ethiopian regime. It involved the arming of internal opposition groups with US weapons.

  • September 29, 1977

    Attachement to the memorandum of conversation with Ethiopian Foreign Secretary Dawit Wolde Giorgis.

    Memorandum on US Operation "Fakel" [Torch], which the United States was supposedly planning in order to destabilize the Ethiopian regime. It involved the arming of internal opposition groups with US weapons. This report was attached to the memorandum of conversation with Ethiopian Foreign Secretary Dawit Wolde Giorgis.

  • October, 1977

    Memorandum of Conversation between Levy Farah and Carlos Rocha (Dilolwa)

    Levy Farah was a senior Cuban aid official; Carlos Rocha (code name Dilolwa) was a member of the political bureau of the MPLA.

  • October 10, 1977

    Minutes of Conversation between N. Ceausescu and O Jin-u, Minister of defense of DRPK

    O Jin-u provides a brief on the military developments within the peninsula, including the transfer of American defense capabilities to South Korea, tensions provoked by South Korea, and the modernization of South Korean military. O expressed North Korea's interest in broad cooperation with Romania in the field of military industry.

  • October 10, 1977

    Telegram 066764 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pol Pot’s Visit to the DPRK

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the DPRK's warm reception of Pol Pot in North Korea. The DPRK appears very committed to developing strong bilateral relations with Kampuchea.

  • October 11, 1977

    Telegram 066768 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the DPRK requests North Korean delegates from the Ministry of Higher Education to visit Eastern Europe for documentation purposes.

  • October 12, 1977

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet and Sam Nujoma

    Jorge Risquet was the head of the Cuban Civilian Mission in Angola; Sam Nujoma was the president of SWAPO.

  • October 22, 1977

    Telegram 085374 from the Romanian Embassy in Washington, DC, to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Upon Jimmy Carter's election, the DPRK makes efforts to initiate a dialogue with the US government. Carter responds positively but with the condition of including the ROK representatives.

  • November 03, 1977

    Report, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the International Organizations in Vienna to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The DPRK's representation to Austria and Czechoslovakia is under-staffed and has little knowledge of international organizations. They are further impeded by language barriers. Hungary encourages an upgrade in representation.

  • November 03, 1977

    Telegram 065856 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Kim Il Sung's discussion with Tito regarding Korea's reunification. Both leaders affirm that the global configuration is such that the DPRK needs to avoid military confrontation.

  • November 05, 1977

    Cooperative Agreement between Cuba and Angola, 'Acuerdo especial sobre condiciones generales para la realización de la colaboración económica y científico-técnica entre el gobierno de la República de Cuba y el gobierno de Angola'

    Cooperation agreement between Cuba and Angola.

  • November 07, 1977

    Conversation between F. Trappen and K. Brutents (excerpts)

    The conversation focuses on the problems that Ethiopia is encountering with the Eritrean Liberation Movement

  • November 08, 1977

    CPSU CC to SED CC, Information on 30-31 October 1977 Closed Visit of Mengistu Haile Mariam to Moscow

    The memo concerns the visit of Mariam to Moscow and his meeting with the Central Committee. During the meeting he described the problems facing the Ethiopian regime, primarily the war with Somalia and relations with the other countries in the Horn of Africa.

  • November 08, 1977

    Consultation between a Delegation of the Ministry of the Interior of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Representatives of the XVIII and XX Divisions and of the Ministry of State Security, 18 October 1977 to 7 November 1977

    The North Vietnamese delegate summarizes the situation in Vietnam, noting issues with seed importation, unemployment, unknown numbers of militiamen still in hiding, embedded stay-behind CIA units, and widespread counterfeiting. The document outlines other Vietnamese requests for the transfer of information related to the interaction between the East German Ministry of State Security and economic management institutions, the institution of public outreach programs within the Ministry of State Security, and the creation of 5-year plans.