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July 15, 1954

Telegram, Zhou Enlai to Wei Guoqing (excerpt)

At present, we are studying the principles on such questions as the ceasefire, troop withdrawal, and supervision presented by the French delegation. Please propose to the Vietnamese side that they should quickly work out a plan for the People's Army to withdraw from the south, and promptly report the plan to the Vietnamese delegation. 

In this telegram Zhou Enlai informs Wei Guoqing that a ceasefire is in the works and asks him to propose to the Vietnamese side to that they work out a plan for withdrawal of the People's Army.


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Zhou Enlai nianpu, 1949-1954, vol. 1, p. 399. Translated for CWIHP by Chen Jian.


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