Botswana China Communique Establishing Diplomatic Relations

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Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Botswana

The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Botswana have decided to establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level as of January 6th 1975.

The Government of the People's Republic of China resolutely supports the just struggle of the Government of the Republic of Botswana for safeguarding national independence and state sovereignty and developing national economy.

The Government of the Republic of Botswana acknowledges that the Government of the People?s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing the entire Chinese people and that Taiwan Province is an inseparable part of the territory of the People's Republic of China.

The two governments agree to develop friendly relations and cooperation between China and Botswana on the basis of the following principles?mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-aggression against the other country, non-interference into internal affairs of the other country, equality and mutual benefit and peaceful coexistence.

Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People?s Republic of China and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Botswana to the United Nations Huang Hua

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Botswana and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Botswana to the United Nations Morgami


January 6th 1975 in New York


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