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1962

LETTER FROM THE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY OF THE PRC IN THE REPUBLIC OF MALI TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALI

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    The Chinese Embassy proposes the terms of sending Chinese experts to assist with agricultural development and production in Mali.
    "Letter from the Ambassador Extraordinary of the PRC in the Republic of Mali to the Government of the Republic of Mali," 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 108-00800-03. Obtained by Gregg Brazinsky and translated by Marian Rosenberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121654
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To Director XX [sic], Government of the Republic of Mali:

Your Excellency, Mr. XX [sic]:

[In] accordance with the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement made between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Mali, signed in Beijing on 22 September 1961, both sides have agreed that China will send five experts in agricultural aid to the Republic of Mali. [During the experts' residence in Mali] the agreed upon terms and benefits are as follows:

1. The Chinese government [will act] based on the requirements of the Government of Mali [by] sending five agricultural experts to the Republic of Mali [to] carry out technical guidance and to teach techniques.

2. The Chinese experts working period in the Republic of Mali will end in 196X [sic] (or the month of X [sic]).

3. After obtaining the consent of the Government of the Republic of Mali, the Chinese government may recall or replace Chinese experts with the required round-trip expenses [to be] borne by the Chinese government.

After obtaining the consent of the Chinese government, the government of the Republic of Mali may shorten or lengthen the time period which [any or all of] the Chinese experts is working in Mali. [The government of the Republic of Mali] may also require [an] exchange of experts with required round trip expenses to be borne by the government of the Republic of Mali.

4. The cost of the Chinese experts' travel to Mali and their wages during their work period in the Republic of Mali are to be borne by the Chinese government.

5. The cost of the Chinese experts' return to China and their living expenses during their work period in the Republic of Mali are to be borne by the government of the Republic of Mali.

6. The Chinese experts cost of living standard in the Republic of Mali will be in accordance with technical personnel at a similar level [of expertise]. This is determined as follows:

Grade 1 Monthly Remuneration XXX [sic]

Grade 2 Monthly Remuneration XXX [sic]

Grade 3 Monthly Remuneration XXX [sic]

The living expenses as described above are to be paid from the date of the arrival of the experts in the Republic of Mali until the date of their departure from the Republic of Mali.

7. During the Chinese experts' work period in the Republic of Mali, the Government of the Republic of Mali will provide the Chinese experts' accommodations, medical care, transportation, and necessary work facilities as required free of charge.

8. During the Chinese experts' work period in the Republic of Mali, the Government of the Republic of Mali will be held responsible for their safety.

9. During the Chinese experts' work period in the Republic of Mali they will enjoy the right to rest periods and vacation with the cost of living to be paid as usual during these vacation periods.

(1) Every 12 months, they will get 1 month of leave

(2) All of the Republic of Mali's statutory rest days.

(3) All of the Chinese government's statutory rest days.

10. During the Chinese experts' work period in the Republic of Mali, they should respect the current system of laws and decrees of the Government of the Republic of Mali; and should maintain the secrecy level of all information provided to them.

11. After the Chinese experts' work period in the Republic of Mali has finished, the Republic of Mali will issue the experts with an Expert Working Certificate to certify that the experts [satisfactorily] completed work and met deadlines [while in] Mali. An identical copy of this certificate shall be submitted by the government of the Republic of Mali to the Chinese government.

If you would acknowledge your agreement to the aforementioned terms and conditions, I would be very grateful.

I offer you my highest respect and consideration.

Embassy of the People's Republic of China's in the Republic of Mali

Ambassador Extraordinary

XX XX 1962 [sic]