On the last day of his five-day visit to Djakarta, the Chinese Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister, Marshal Chen Yi, signed a three-year agreement of friendship and culture between Indonesia and China.
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MCU Dr. Subandrio signing
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MS Chen Yi embracing Subandrio
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Background: On the last day of his five-day visit to Djakarta, the Chinese Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister, Marshal Chen Yi, signed a three-year agreement of friendship and culture between Indonesia and China. The signing was preceded by official talks between Indonesian and Chinese leaders in which President Sukarno also took part.
The signing ceremony tool place on April 1 at 1.45 P.M. in the Foreign Ministry in Djakarta. Signing for the Indonesian side was Foreign Minister Dr. Subandrio and for the Chinese side, Chen Yi who used a Chinese brush to put his name in Chinese characters while Dr. Subandrio used a fountain pen.
A joint communique after signing stated that Afro-Asian states must participate in solving world problems and that China must be seated in the U.N. Foreign intervention in Congo and Laos was condemned as hampering settlement. A second Afro-Asian conference was also called for immediately to review world problems and Afro-Asian problems.
The cultural side of the agreement mentioned exchange of leaders, exchange of experiences in education, science, literature, medicine, sports, and exchange of experts, and cultural groups. The friendship treaty envisaged promotion of economic and cultural relations and generally good relations between the countries without any interference in the internal affairs of the countries.
Provision was also made for settling disputes between the countries through peaceful and diplomatic channels. At the end of the signing, it was announced that President Sukarno has accepted the Chinese invitation to visit China and he in turn had invited Mao Tse Tung and Liu Shao Chi to visit Indonesia.