Memorie.al publishes some unknown photos that belong to the years 1956, where the communist dictator of Albania, Enver Hoxha, with some of his closest collaborators, members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ALP, such as Mehmet Shehu , Hysni Kapo, Ramiz Alia, etc., received in Albania, the communist leader of North Korea, Kim Ir Sen, as well as the visit that he with a part of the senior leadership made afterwards in North Korea at that time, which which he has published in his diary.
For two or three days, all the most popular media in the world have been circulating news about the health condition of the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong, as it is still questionable whether he has passed away, after a surgical intervention. which is said to have been done to him a few days ago, which has prevented him from appearing in public since April 12 and not attending some of the major activities and events that have taken place in Pehnian where he was expected to be present. While all this news and Kim Jong’s health are expected to be confirmed by the main media of the world, Memorie.al in this article is publishing some rare photos of his grandfather, Kim Ir Sen, during his visits to Tirana in 1956, where he was received by his counterpart, Enver Hoxha and the main part of the Albanian communist leadership of that time, as well as Enver’s visit to North Korea that same year with some of his close associates. Politburo, such as Mehmet Shehu, Hysni Kapo, Ramiz Alia, etc., which Enver has kept in his diary that we are publishing in full in this article. After the People’s Republic of China of Mao Zedong, which was the closest ally of Enver Hoxha’s communist Albania, the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea was one of the Asian communist countries with which official Tirana had more ties, mainly in military terms. and embassies between them existed until the fall of the communist regime in 1991.
Enver’s diary of his meetings with former North Korean leader Kim Ir Sen in 1956 in Albania and Korea
The delegation of the RDP of Korea, headed by Comrade Kim Ir Sen, arrived in our country, at the invitation of the Government of the People’s Republic of Albania. At Tirana Airport we welcomed our friends with an official ceremony. It was me too. After exchanging greetings, we headed to the Palace of Brigades. On the way from an open car, together with my friend Kim Ir Sen, we greeted the people of Tirana who welcomed their friends with love. In the afternoon, at the headquarters of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania, we started talks with Comrade Kim Ir Sen and other members of the delegation. We exchanged views on the relations between our two countries and the current international situation.
JUNE 30, 1956
Together with Korean friends we came to Vlora. At the rally organized by the people of Vlora, he spoke about the visit of the government delegation of the RDP of Korea to our country. Comrade Kim Ir Sen also spoke.
JULY 1, 1956
I took part in the reception given by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the RDP of Korea at dinner, at the Dajti Hotel, on the occasion of the stay of the government delegation of the RDP of Korea, headed by Comrade Kim Ir Sen.
JULY 2, 1956
Today, the government delegation of the RDP of Korea, headed by Comrade Kim Ir Sen, left our country. To accompany my friends, I also went to Tirana Airport together with other friends of the Party and state leadership. Before parting with our Korean friends, we exchanged greetings.
JULY 4, 1956
Comrade Kim Ir Sen sent us a telegram of thanks for the warm welcome we extended during his visit to Albania. After that, on behalf of the RDP government of Korea invites me to pay a visit to Korea.
AUGUST 27, 1956
Following official invitations from China and Korea, the government of the People’s Republic of Mongolia invites us to visit Mongolia. I will go willingly.
AUGUST 28, 1956
Tomorrow, at the head of the ALP delegation, we will leave to participate in the proceedings of the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of China. We will also visit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of Mongolia, where we are invited.
PHENIAN E PREMTE
SEPTEMBER 7, 1956
Comrade Kim Ir Sen and others greeted us at the Pyongyang airport. The people and comrades of the Party and state leadership reserved for us a very warm, enthusiastic reception. Kim Ir Seni delivered a short greeting speech.
SEPTEMBER 8, 1956
We visited the Korean capital: We visited the war museum, the agricultural exhibition, the textile mill, etc., etc., where we met the workers who welcomed us with love. I spoke to them about the efforts and self-sacrifice of the Albanian people on the path of building socialism. In the afternoon a large rally of Pyongyang workers was organized. Kim Ir Seni gave a short speech in which he greeted our visit to Korea, spoke about the successes of the Albanian people and the Korean people. In the evening the RDP cabinet of Korea hosted a dinner in honor of our delegation.
SEPTEMBER 9, 1956
We began visits to the northern parts of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Everywhere we went in cities and work centers, people welcomed us with joy, cheers, flowers, gongs and warmth.
PHENIAN AND WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 12, 1956
After visiting northern and western Korea, where people warmly welcomed us, we returned to Pyongyang. Today we had talks with our Korean friends in the cabinet of the Council of Ministers. What impressed me most was Kim Ir Sen’s story about two members of their Politburo, who in the plenum of the Party Central Committee, held after the 20th Congress, had attacked the leadership line and its unity. When I asked Kim Ir Sen what their attitude was towards them, he replied that the plenum had criticized them and that after that they had fled to China, where they are to this day despite the request that the Koreans sent to the Chinese leadership to ‘returned to the homeland! … In the evening, in honor of our delegation, the Korean part “Story about the daughter Sim Con” was performed by the Pyongyang Opera. After the show we attended the reception that was organized at our embassy in Pyongyang. During the reception, my friend Kim Ir Sen and I exchanged short speeches./Memorie.al