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October 06, 1949

PREMIER ZHOU ENLAI'S NOTE TO NORTH KOREA ON HIS WILLINGNESS TO ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CHINA

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    Zhou Enlai writes to North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Hon-yeong and conveys China's desire to establish diplomatic relations with North Korea.
    "Premier Zhou Enlai's Note to North Korea on His Willingness to Establish Diplomatic Relations with China," October 06, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 106-00001-02, 7. Translated by Charles Kraus. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118619
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Pyongyang

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pak Heon-yeong [Pak Hon Yong]:

On behalf of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China, I was pleased to receive your telegram of October 4th of this year notifying [us] of your government’s decision to establish diplomatic relations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China. I now inform you that the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China warmly welcomes the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the immediate exchange of ambassadors.

Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China

Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhou Enlai

Beijing

6 October 1949

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平壤

民主主人民共和国

外交部朴永部

我代表中人民共和国中央人民政府很高地收到下本年十月四日来关于国政府决定建立朝民主主人民共和国与中人民共和国之的外交关系的通知。我在通知下:中人民共和国中央人民政府迎立即建立中人民共和国与朝民主主人民共和国之的外交关系,并互派大使。

人民共和国中央人民政府

外交部部  周恩来

一九四九年十月六日于北京