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November, 1960

NOTE FROM THE GPRA GENERAL SECRETARY, ‘ISSUE: WAR MATERIAL'

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    List of war materials sent from China to Algeria, to support Algerian fight against France.
    "Note from the GPRA General Secretary, ‘Issue: War Material'," November, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Dossier 18/01/03; Fond: GPRA, 1958-62; Archives Nationales d’Algérie, Alger. Translated from French and transcribed by Pierre Asselin, with Paulina Kostrzewski. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121606
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1- ISSUE: WAR MATERIAL

A shipment of war material coming by ship will soon leave China for Alexandria. The Chinese Embassy in Cairo will communicate the arrival date and the name of the ship, when appropriate. [The embassy] requests confirmation of the agreement of UAR authorities to facilitate the operations.

Statements, Chinese Embassy (20 November 1960, at 2 pm)

Magazine for machine gun: US-type [illegible] (9 caliber): 20.000

Magazine for US- type rifle: 15.000

Magazine for machine gun 11.4: 15.000

Shovels: 2.000

Pickaxes: 2.000

Question: Can we deliver these unassembled to facilitate transportation? Answer: Yes.

Dried pepper: 5 tons (do we really need this item?)

The General Secretary