Chou En-Lai, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China, continues his eight-day official visit to Rumania.
CHOU EN-LAI WITH COMMUNIST PARTY AND GOVERNMENT LEADER; CHOU AT AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE.
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Background: Chou En-Lai, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China, continues his eight-day official visit to Rumania. On Friday, he began his first formal talks with Rumanian Communist Party and Government leaders. And, yesterday (Saturday), he paid a visit to the Rumanian agricultural Institute near Bucharest.
The Chinese Prime Minister has now had more than ten hours of discussions with the Rumanian leaders. Today they are at Eforie, on the Black Sea, where Mr. Chou is resting, though the Rumanian Communist Party leader, Mr. Nicolae Ceausescu, has made a surprise trip to continue their talks at the seaside resort.
Exchanges between the Rumanian and Chinese delegations are reported to be going well. Mr. Ceausescu has said that the talks have been about current "issues of international life and of the Communist working class movement".
During the early part of his visit - which began on Thursday - Mr. Chou publicly referred for the first time to the Chinese leader's grave concern about anti-Communist tendencies at home - target of a continuing purge. Mr. Chou referred to it as a "great cultural revolution" which concerned the future of Communist and his nation.