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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1949. The Far East and Australasia (in two parts)
(1976)

Korea,   pp. 940-1114 PDF (68.3 MB)


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KOREA
WITHDRAWAL OF UNITED STATES FORCES FROM KOREA; EXTENSION
  OF UNITED STATES MILITARY AND ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE TO THE
  REPUBLIC OF KOREA; THE KOREAN QUESTION IN THE UNITED
  NATIONS1
                         Editorial Note
  On January 1, 1949, the United States Government announced its
decision to extend full diplomatic recognition to the Government of
the Republic of Korea; see the Department of State Bulletin, Jan-
uary 9,1949, page 59.
  On January 5, 1949, President Truman issued confidential Execu-
tive Order No. 10026-A (895.50 Recovery/1-549), effective January 1,
1949, providing for continued assistance by the United States to the
maintenance of the political and economic stability of the Republic of
Korea. Under the terms of the Executive Order, the Economic Co-
operation Administrator was instructed to take over the relief 'and
rehabilitation program carried on by the Department of the Army in
Korea since 1945. The Secretary of State was instructed to assume
responsibility for information and educational-exchange -activities in
Korea previously carried on by the Department of the Army; see ibid.,
January 16,1949, page 84.
  I For previous documentation on Korea, see Foreign Relations, 1948, vol.
vi,
pp. 1079 ff.
501.BB Korea/1-549
Menmorandumr of Conversation, by the Director of the Offce of Far
                 Eastern Affairs (Butterworth)
CONFIDENTIAL                     [WAsnNGTOrN,] January 5, 1949.
Participants: Dr. Chough Pyung Ok, Personal Representative of
                the President of the Republic of Korea (Rhee)
              Mr. W. Walton Butterworth
              Mr. Niles W. Bond, Assistant Chief of the Division
                of Northeast Asian Affairs
  Dr. Chough called by appointment this afternoon to pay his farewell
visit prior to relinquishing his post in Washington and returning to
Korea. He stated at the outset that he regarded the favorable action
of the General Assembly at its recent session and the consequent full
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