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21 December 1966

AIR MAIL

Dr. Yung Sun Kang
Department of Zoology
Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea

Dear Dr. Kang:

Thank you for your letters of 25 November and 7 December.  I am indeed sorry about the error in banking procedures, but I trust that this problem has been solved.

I appreciate your efforts on behalf of Mrs. Ke Chung Kim, and I fully realize how difficult it is to obtain travel expenses for a Korean scientist's wife through the U. S. Embassy.  It was an idea worth trying.

Dr. Ke Chung Kim had 3 days of briefing here in Washington, D. C. during which time he met many of the people you became acquainted with during your visit last May.  The discussions here in Washington should help Dr. Kim greatly in contributing to the development of the Korean project.  Since he not only knows your language but has had excellent experience in developing research proposals to the National Institutes of Health here in the U. S., I am confident that he will be of great help to you and your colleagues in developing the 5-year plan.  I found Dr. Kim to be a very bright person, thoroughly trained in biology, pleasant in personality, and warm in character.  You must have given him a good start in life when he was your student!

Dr. Kim leaves on December 25 for Korea.  One month is not very much time, and I hope that you will do everything possible to make the maximum use of Dr. Kim's talents while he is with you in Korea.

With kind personal regards.

Sincerely yours,

Helmut K. Buechner
Head, Office of Ecology

bc:  Dr. Kim

HKB:bg

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