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October 17, 1964

CABLE FROM THE MILITARY ATTACHE OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN CUBA, 'THE POLITICAL DEPARTMENT OF CUBA'S MILITARY CONGRATULATES CHINA ON ITS NUCLEAR TEST'

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    Cable from the Military Attache of the Chinese Embassy in Cuba noting a positive response of Lt. Hector, the Cultural Head of the Army Political Department, on China's nuclear weapons test.
    "Cable from the Military Attache of the Chinese Embassy in Cuba, 'The Political Department of Cuba's Military Congratulates China on its Nuclear Test'," October 17, 1964, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 111-00381-04, 13-14. Translated by Caixia Lu. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134749
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Cable Received by the Military Intelligence Department

From the Cuba Desk

Level: Urgent    

Number 129     

17 October 1964

Copied to: Premier’s Office, Chen Yi, [Luo] Ruiqing, Xiao Hua, Chengwu, Aiping, Tianyou, Xiangrong, People's Liberation Army General Political Department, International Department of the Central Committee of CPC (2), Foreign Affairs Office, Foreign Ministry (3), Foreign Affairs Bureau

The Political Department of the Cuban Military Congratulates China on its Nuclear Test

To the Military Intelligence Department: 

When Lieutenant Hector [sic], the cultural head of the Army Political Department, came to collect the musical instruments that the People's Liberation Army General Political Department had donated to a city school, he expressed his congratulations for the successful nuclear test on behalf of the Political Department and praised China’s progress. He said that the Cuban people would always be sympathetic to China. 

                 

Military Attache of the Chinese Embassy in Cuba

17 October 1964

           

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