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June 22, 1954

CABLE FROM THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY, 'INTENTION AND PLANS FOR VISITING INDIA'

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    The Central Committee approves Zhou Enlai's travel to India.
    "Cable from the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, 'Intention and Plans for Visiting India'," June 22, 1954, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 203-00005-01, 5. Translated by Jeffrey Wang. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/120355
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Telegraph file
Priority Level: Extra special rush
To: Geneva
Already forwarded to: Chairman, Liu [Shaoqi], Zhou [Enlai], Zhu [De], Chen [Yun], Peng [Dehuai], Deng [Xiaoping], Xi [Zhongxun], Yang, Foreign Ministry


Contents: Intention and Plan for Visiting India


To Comrade Zhou Enlai:

The cable dated 22 June [1954] was received. We agree with your proposed intention and plan to visit India. We also agree to your plans regarding the method of approach and positions towards the issue of Burma, Nepal, and Ceylon. [In addition we also agree to your plans to] issue a statement at the airport upon arrival, to present flowers at Gandhi’s tomb, and to strive to issue a joint friendly statement with India prior to departure.

Central Committee

22 June 1954, 10:00 p.m.