Mali requests that China dispatch experts in wood carving, ivory carving, and jewelry making.
May 14, 1964
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Mali, ‘The Matter of Sending Experts'
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Cable Received by the Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee
Request the Foreign Aid Department Handle [this matter]
[Received from the] Mali Station
Committee Received Document # (64) Year of the Dragon 175
The Matter of Sending Experts
To the Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee:
[Your] telegram [of] the 6th [has been] received. [After discussions with the] Malians, they still want our wood carving and ivory experts to come to Mali [for] work. [The] Mali Handicraft School [will have a school] break in June. [They] resume classes on 15 October . The Malian side requests our experts to arrive in Mali before October. [They] also hope [that the experts will] bring a French translator. Also, a jewelry expert is temporarily no longer requested to come.
[Chinese] Embassy in Mali
14 May 
The Chinese Embassy in Mali reports on a request for wood carving and ivory experts to come to Mali and assist with local production.
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