China Mauritius Communique Establishing Diplomatic Relations

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The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Mauritius, in conformity with the interests and desire of the peoples of the two countries, have agreed to the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level.

The Chinese Government expresses its resolute support to the Government of Mauritius in its struggle to safeguard national independence and state sovereignty.

The Government of Mauritius recognizes the Government of the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government representing the entire Chinese people.

The two governments agree to develop friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries on the basis of the Five Principles of mutual respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful co-existence.

Peking, April 15, 1972

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