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January 20, 1956

Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 20 January 1956

Kim Il Sung tells Ivanov that he is interested in having Korean scientists work in nuclear research. Chinese Ambassador Pang Zili informs Ivanov about China’s position on the Swedish-Swiss Neutral Commission.

April 28, 1958

From the Journal of Gromyko, Record of a Conversation with Ambassador Ri Sin-Pal of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko records that North Korea was eager to start a nuclear program, though they insisted it was for “peaceful purposes.” The North Korean Ambassador requested Soviet scientific aid and was informed by Gromyko that the request would “undoubtedly be considered in a favorable spirit.”

February 18, 1964

Report from the Science and Technology Committee and the Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee on the Issue of Giving Scientific and Technical Literature to the DPRK

The Science and Technology Committee of the PRC and the Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee of the PRC reports on North Korea's request for scientific and technical assistance from capitalist countries through China.


The Political, Economic and Social-Cultural Situation of the Democratic Popular Republic Of Korea, 1954

A report on the DPRK's economic and socio-cultural situation, including political parties and mass organizations in North Korea.

February 29, 1968

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

Hungarian Embassy reports on terms of a request from the DPRK to the GDR, asking the Germans for the mutual exchange of scientists, along with purchasing various tools and technologies. The GDR asks the DPRK to appeal to the Soviet Union before pursuing the agreement any further.

December 22, 1953

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

Report from Zsigmond Csuka (Chargé d’Affaires ad interim in Pyongyang) in which he complains about difficulties caused by the North Korean foreign ministry regarding exchanges between the two countries.