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October 06, 1949

PREMIER ZHOU ENLAI'S REPLY AND NOTE ON NORTH KOREA'S 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 Reply and Note on North Korea's Willingness to Establish Diplomatic Relations with China," October 06, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 106-00001-02, 7-11. Translated by Charles Kraus. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118619
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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