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Inter-Korean Dialogue, 1971-1972

This collection consists of select South Korean, Romanian, (East) German, and Bulgarian archival documents on the inter-Korean dialogue in 1971 and 1972. For collections focused on other chapters in the inter-Korean relationship, see Inter-Korean Relations after the War, 1954-1961; Inter-Korean Competition, 1961-1970; Demise of Detente in Korea, 1973-1975; and Inter-Korean Dialogue, 1977-1980.

Popular Documents

September 1972

Letter from Kim Il Sung to Nicolae Ceausescu

Kim Il Sung summarizes the achievements towards national reunification through the July 4th Joint Statement and iinforms Ceausescu that he will be unable to visit Romania due to matters concerning internal affairs.

May 4, 1972

Conversation between Kim Il Sung and Lee Hu-rak

Kim Il Sung presents his "Three Principles of National Reunification" as he and Lee Hu-rak debate whetherPak Seong-cheol's visit to Seoul should be preceded by a visit from Kim Yeong-ju.

May 3, 1972

On the Three Principles of National Reunification, Conversations with the South Korean Delegates to the High-Level Political Talks between North and South Korea

Based on Kim Il Sung's conversations with Lee Hu-rak, a number of changes have been made in this officially published record to stress the importance of the "Three Principles of National Reunification."

May 31, 1972

Conversation between Park Chung Hee and Pak Seong-cheol

Park Chung Hee and Pak Seong-cheol discuss their commitment to the three principles of Korean unification, the need to create an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, and the importance of resolving humanitarian issues through Red Cross meetings at Panmunjeom in order to encourage progress in higher-level discussions.

June 10, 1971

Minutes of Conversation on the Occasion of the Party and Government Delegation on behalf of the Romanian Socialist Republic to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Abridged in order to more succinctly focus on matters of Inter-Korean relations.