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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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PRC FMA 118-00280-11, 1. Obtained and translated by Charles Kraus.


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