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July 31, 1958

Conversation of N.S. Khrushchev with Mao Zedong, July 31, 1958, at the Airport

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July 31, at the airport


MAO ZEDONG proposes to discuss the sequence of the meetings and suggests the expediency of a small group meeting initially.


They concur that Cdes. Khrushchev, Mao Zedong, Ponomarev, and Deng Xiaoping will take part in the conversation.

MAO ZEDONG expressed the view that after the small group meeting, they convene a larger group.

N.S. KHRUSHCHEV accepted the proposal.


RGANI. Collection 52. Inventory 1. File 498. Sheets 43. Typescript. N.S. Khrushchev’ Copy.


[1] Written in pencil.

At the airport in Beijing, Mao and Khrushchev agree on how to organize their meetings over the next several days.

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RGANI, f. 52, op. 1, d. 498, l. 43. Contributed by Alexander V. Pantsov and Nikita Yu. Pivovarov and translated by Steven I. Levine


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