The Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office responds to the query about Pakistan opening a consulate in Xinjiang.
October 8, 1955
Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry to the Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office, 'Can Pakistan Establish a Consulate in Kashgar?'
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To the Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office:
We have proposed to Pakistan that we establish a Consulate in Eastern Pakistan. It is assumed that Pakistan might request to establish a Consulate in Kashgar, Xinjiang, or another area, under the principles of reciprocity. What are the pros and cons of Pakistan establishing a Consulate in Xinjiang? Please ask for the opinions from the [Xinjiang] Autonomous Region’s Government and Party Committee, and notify our Ministry [of Foreign Affairs].
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
8 October 1955
The Chinese Foreign Ministry asks officials in Xinjiang whether Pakistan should be allowed to open a consulate in Xinjiang.
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