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December 06, 1954

CABLE FROM THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN INDONESIA, 'THE PRIME MINISTERS OF INDIA, BURMA, PAKISTAN, CEYLON ARE PREPARING TO ATTEND THE BOGOR CONFERENCE'

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    Ambassador to Indonesia Huang Zhen reports that the prime ministers of India, Burma, Ceylon and Pakistan are planning to attend the Bogor Conference. Ceylon's request that China, Japan, Israel and Turkey not be invited to the Asian-African Conference has been rejected.
    "Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'The Prime Ministers of India, Burma, Pakistan, Ceylon are Preparing to Attend the Bogor Conference'," December 06, 1954, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 207-00002-04, 85. Translated by Jeffrey Wang. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115496
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Forward to: Chen [Jiakang], Gang, Gong [Peng]

Priority Level: Rush

From: Indonesia

Date: 1954, December 6

Already Forwarded to: Zhou [Enlai], Deng [Xiaoping], Xi [Zhongxun], Foreign Ministry, [Wang] Jiawiang, [Li] Kenong, Military Intelligence, Military Unified [Command]

The Prime Ministers of India, Burma, Pakistan, Ceylon are Preparing to Attend the Bogor Conference

To the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Ant ara said on the 3rd [of December]: The Indonesian government has officially received the notification from the four prime ministers of India, Burma, Ceylon, and Pakistan expressing that they are preparing to attend the Bogor Conference from the 28th to the 29th.

Agence France-Presse reported on the news that Ceylon has already mentioned to Indonesia to not invite China, Japan, Israel, and Turkey to participate in the Afro-Asian Conference. The [Indonesian] Foreign Ministry denied and said that the Indonesian government never received this kind of proposal [from Ceylon], and said that only the Bogor Conference can decide if these countries will be invited to the Afro-Asian Conference; [in addition only the Bogor conference] can decide the agenda of the Afro-Asian Conference.

Huang Zhen

6 December [1954]