Joint Communique On The Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations Between The People'S Republic Of China And The Republic Of India
2002/01/16
His Excellency General Chow En-lai,

Minister of Foreign Affairs,

People's Republic of China,

Peking.

Dated 30th December 1949.

Excellency,

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 2nd October 1949 which was communicated to me by our Ambassador in Nanking. In that communication Your Excellency has conveyed the desire of your Government to establish diplomatic relations with India on basis of the principles of equality, mutual interests and mutual respect for territorial and sovereign rights. Having given full consideration to Your Excellency's communication as well as to the subsequent developments in China, the Government of India have decided that they should accord recognition to the People's Republic of China. I am accordingly happy to convey to Your Excellency the Government of India's recognition of your Government and, at the same time, to express our desire for entering into diplomatic relations with your Government. I am confident that this will further strengthen the immemorial friendship between India and China and will con duce to the stability of Asia and the peace of the world.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.


(Signed)
Jawaharlal Nehru
Minister for External Affairs,
INDIA
Ends.

His Excellency Jawaharlal Nehru

Minister for External Affairs India New Delhi

Excellency,

On behalf of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of December30, 1949, notifying the desire of the government of India for entering into diplomatic relations with the government of the People's Republic of China. I hereby inform you that the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China is willing to establish diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Union of India on the basis of equality, mutual benefits and mutual respect for territorial sovereignty, and hope that your government would send its representatives to Peking to conduct talks on this matter.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

CHOU EN LAI
Minister of Foreign Affairs of
the Central People's Government of
the People's Republic of China.
January 4, 1950
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