China Senegal Communique Establishing Diplomatic Relations
The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Senegal have decided, in accordance with the interests of the two countries, to establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level and send its respective ambassador to the other country.
The Government of the People's Republic of China respects the non-alignment policy pursued by the Government of the Republic of Senegal.
The Government of the Republic of Senegal acknowledges that the Government of the People?s Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing the entire Chinese people.
The two governments agree to develop diplomatic relations, friendship and cooperation between China and Senegal 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.
The communique is issued on December 7th 1971, in Dakar. There are two texts to the communique, and each text is written in Chinese and French. Both texts are equally valid.
Representative of the Government of the People's Republic of China
Chinese Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Foreign Secretary of State of the Republic of Senegal