On September 30th, ten thousand people of all walks of life in Peking gather at a rally to give a rousing welcome to the Cambodian head of State Prince Shihanouk and his wife, the Malian President Modibo Keita and his wife and the Congolese (B) President Alphonse Massamba-Debat.
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Background: On September 30th, ten thousand people of all walks of life in Peking gather at a rally to give a rousing welcome to the Cambodian head of State Prince Shihanouk and his wife, the Malian President Modibo Keita and his wife and the Congolese (B) President Alphonse Massamba-Debat.
Chairman Liu Shao-hi and his wife, Wang Kwang-mei, Chairman Chu Teh, Premier Chou En-lai and Mayor Peng Chen of Peking and others are represent.
The rally is one of the most impressive ever held in Peking in the last few year in honour of guest from foreign lands. Mayor Peng Khan states that Prince Sihanouk, President Keita and President Massamba-Debat bring the profound Friendship of the people of Cambodia, mali and the Congo(B). He declares that this rally symbolizes the great solidarity of the people of our four country and the great solidarity of the one thousand and seven hundred million people of Asia and Africa. Although we are thousands of miles apart; yet our similar historical experience and our common struggle against imperialism have brought us closely together.
Prince Sihanouk declared the six million people of Khmers have chosen China as their number one friend. The reason why the Khmere people are attracted to China more than any other country is because China assists and supports them and understands them better and particularly respects them on an equal footing. The Cambodian head of state calls for the strengthening of the unity of the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America to completely defeat imperialism.
The Malian President Keita praises the friendship and solidarity between the people of China and Mali. He declares that this friendship is based on the common ideal of justice, truth, and true genuine solidarity. The surging tide of our unity is irresistible; it will sweep away the castle which imperialism has built on exploitation, massacre and the poverty of all peoples.
The Congolese (B) President Massamba-Debat declares that the Republic of the Congo (B) correctly appraises the importance of the People's Republic of China in the cause of the solidarity of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Republic of the Congo (B) he says, how is the People's Republic of China as its reliable and trustworthy ally.
President Massamba-Debat says that so long as we are closely united, the bright prospects which already appear in the horizon can be turned into a ??? reality, bringing the greatest happiness and world peace to the peoples all countries. Mayor Peng Chen presents banners and gifts to the distinguished guests on behalf of the peoples of all circles in Peking.