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Death of Chou En-Lai



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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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FOR THE PRESS

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Peacock,

today sent the following message to the China's Minister for

Foreign Affairs, , Mr. Ch'iao Kuan-hua. .

"'I wish to express the deep sympathy which the Australian

people and I, personally, feel for the Chinese people in the

loss of Premier Chou Eii-lai. The qualities of dignity and

composure which marked his distinguished career as a national

leader and international figure were apparent through his last

prolonged illness. He will be sadly missed. May I also

express sympathy to his widow."

CANBERRA

9 Janpary, 1976

DEATH OF CHOU EN-LAI.

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