China Papua New Guinea Communique Establishing Diplomatic Relations

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Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the People's Republic of China and Papua New Guinea  (1976) 
Governments of China and Papua New Guinea


The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Papua New Guinea, in conformity with the interests and common desire of the two peoples, have decided to establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level as from 12 October, 1976. The two Governments have agreed to exchange ambassadors as soon as it is mutually practicable and to provide each other with all necessary assistance for the performance of their diplomatic functions in their respective capitals in accordance with international practice.

The two Governments have agreed to develop diplomatic relations, friendship and co-operation between their two countries on the basis of the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful co-existence.


(signed) (signed) Hua Kou-feng Michael Thomas Somare Premier of the State Council Prime Minister of Of the People's Republic of China Papua New Guinea


Peking, October 12,1976