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November 16, 1949

CABLE FROM GROMYKO TO KOVALEV

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    The Soviet government agrees to deliver 10,000 tons of wheat to the PLA in Xinjiang.
    "Cable from Gromyko to Kovalev," November 16, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 333, l. 74. Translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/176323
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USSR MFA                

10th Department     

Outgoing Nº 21039
Received at 0105 16 November 1949
Sent at 0230 16 November 1949

Top Secret

                                                                                Spets. Nº 234

Cable

          from PEKING                   to Cde. KOVALEV                   Copy Nº 1

                                    PRIORITY

In connection with the appeal of the Chinese Government to deliver 10,000 tons of grain from the Soviet Union to supply Chinese soldiers of the PLA in Xinjiang inform the Chinese Government that the Soviet Government agrees to grant its request, delivering 10,000 tons of wheat, handing it over at the Soviet-Xinjiang border by 1 April 1950 with payment against the value of Chinese millet seed due for delivery to the USSR from China.

GROMYKO

Five copies printed. Yan
16 November 1949          Authenticated: [illegible signature]

[handwritten at the bottom:
9125
12696/shs]

Copies;

1. to Cde. Stalin    
2. to Cde.
Molotov   Cdes. Zorin, Lavrent’yev, and Kurdyukov
3. to Cde. Malenkov  have been familiarized [with this]
4. to the 10th Department
5. Copy

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