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  • July 20, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Message from Warsaw dd 18 July, ref.no.12225 red'

    Brief note relaying that the July 18 message from Warsaw has been requested for viewing by the chief of the DKP department.

  • July 25, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by the North Korean Ambassador'

    The Hungarian representative has visited the Ministry relaying a request from the North Korean Ambassador in East-Berlin to visit the Netherlands in an unofficial capacity, most likely in relation to the upcoming U.N. debates about Korea. The memorandum asks the East Asia Department for its reply.

  • July 26, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by North Korean Ambassador'

    The East Asia Department replies to the previous memorandum stating the request should be refused because: (i) presently there are no official relations; (ii) the coming U.N. debate makes this extra sensitive for South Korea; (iii) Australia, fellow UNCURK member and closest to the Netherlands politically, recently refused a similar request; (iv) little new is to be expected from having a meeting; (v) it would be good to keep the initiative in establishing contacts with the North Koreans.

  • August 01, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by North Korean Ambassador'

    A Dutch Government memorandum weighs the issues and problems involved in opening up relations with North Korea.

  • August 02, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by North Korean Ambassador'

    Informs of a message relayed through the Hungarian government from the Ambassador of North Korea in Berlin, that he would like to make an official visit to the Netherlands.

  • August 02, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by North Korean Ambassador'

    Informs of a message relayed through the Hungarian government from the Ambassador of North Korea in Berlin, that he would like to make an official visit to the Netherlands.

  • August 20, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Re Your Draft Memorandum to M[inister] dd 17 August'

    A Dutch memorandum on the possibilities of the government recognizing North Korea.

  • August 22, 1973

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

    D.W. Baron van Lynden counsels the Minister not to recognize North Korea unless both Koreas accede to the United Nations AND the Communist countries recognize South Korea. 4 June 1973 memorandum attached.

  • August 29, 1973

    Internal memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korea'

    A memorandum on North Korea’s claim to be the sole legal representative of Korea in the context of the United Nations.

  • March 01, 1974

    Handwritten Note, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Minister's standpoint re recognition of North Korea'

    The Minister in principle supports recognition of North Korea but wants to delay it because of lack of Communist reciprocity re South Korea.

  • May 31, 1974

    Cable from Dutch Embassy in East-Berlin to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Netherlands - North Korea'

    Reinink reports on being approached by the North Korean Ambassador on how to improve relations. The latter also mentioned Austria was about to engage in official relations; Reinink gave a noncommittal response.

  • June 03, 1974

    Cable from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Vienna, 'North Korea'

    The Minister requests confirmation of Austria's rumored intent to engage in official relations with Pyongyang.

  • June 06, 1974

    Cable from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to East Berlin, 'Netherlands - North Korea'

    The uncooperative attitude of North Korea re admission of both Koreas to the U.N. has disappointed the Dutch. Furthermore, general Communist refusal to recognize South Korea makes progress presently impossible.

  • June 26, 1974

    Internal Memorandum of Conversation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Talk with Korean Ambassador'

    The Ministry's Secretary-General reports a conversation with the South Korean Ambassador in which the latter invited the Minister to visit South Korea, inquired if the Dutch would like to open an Embassy in Seoul, and expressed intent to expand ties, to all of which the Secretary-General gave a noncommittal reply.

  • October 18, 1974

    Internal Memorandum of Conversation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visa request North Korean journalists'

    Memorizes a visit by the South Korean representative in The Hague to urge the Dutch to deny a North Korean request for visa for journalists.

  • October 30, 1974

    Letter from Dutch Embassy in Beijing to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Trade Relations with North Korea'

    The Ambassador relates the highly negative experience of a Dutch business representative who recently traveled to Pyongyang on the request of a Dutch commercial delegation already there. The North Korean hosts were offensive in their manner, attempted to play the different representatives against each other, and made highly dubious proposals and demands, including that 50 cars be donated to state corporations as gifts.

  • April 22, 1979

    Speaking notes for the talks with Vice President Mondale on TNF and NPG membership

    Speaking notes for the Dutch position on the modernization of Theater Nuclear Forces (TNF) and also on NATO Nuclear Planning Group (NPG) membership. Notes stress that the Dutch position on TNF is to find an approach that maximizes alliance solidarity. The Dutch are also seeking to become full members of the NPG at the ministerial level.