Instructions for the Chinese Embassy on negotiating payments for Chinese experts in Mali.
August 17, 1962
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Mali to the General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries, ‘Regarding the Various Issues Concerning the Experts Coming to Mali’
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Subject: Regarding the [Various] Issues Concerning the Experts Coming [to] Mali
General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries:
1. The Director of the Malian Rural Economic Planning Department Office has suggested [a way in which] China and Mali [can] come more quickly finalize the agreement [regarding] industrial projects [covered by our] Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement. [He] hopes [that] we [will send our] industrial experts to Mali in the second half of the month of September.
2. Please inform [us regarding the] experts living conditions [and] salary, [as] Mali has not yet signed the [formal] Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement. With regards to sending the expert group[s] to Ghana, Mali [and other] black African countries [for the purpose of] economic aid issues, please consult the second line of Part IV of the attached document [as follows:] “....signed on this DAY, MONTH, in 1962,” changed to “agreements to be signed in the future.” Article Three, Item Two: “paid in local currency” with the word “local” changed for “Mali.”
Embassy [of the People's Republic of China] in Mali
17 August 1962
The Chinese Embassy reports that Mali hopes that Chinese industrial experts will come to Mali.
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