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Zhou Enlai and Gamal Abdel Nasser

China and the Middle East/North Africa

This collection features materials on China's relations with countries in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily during the Mao period. The majority of documents concern China's relations with Egypt and Algeria. The collection includes the records of conversations between Chinese leaders and Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ben Bella, Ferhat Abbas, Ali Sabri, and other preeminent leaders from the MENA region.

Zhou Enlai and Gamal Abdel Nasser

Popular Documents

November 11, 1965

Record of Second Conversation of Premier Zhou Enlai and Vice Premier Chen Yi with Foreign Minister Pak Seong-cheol

Chen Yi, Zhou Enlai, Pak Seong-cheol, and Ri Ju-yeon have a detailed conversation about the situations in Indonesia, Algeria, Uganda, Mali, Guinea, and members of the Third World.

September 6, 1975

Note regarding the Meeting between Ilie Verdeț and Ji Denggui

Ji Denggui and Ilie Verdeț discuss bilateral relations between China and Romania, nuclear proliferation and diarmament, Soviet-American relations, Comecon, European security, US policy toward Taiwan, Japan-Soviet relations, and economic development in China and Romania, among other topics.

August 6, 1964

Memorandum of Conversation from the Meeting between Premier Zhou Enlai and the Algerian Ambassador to China Mohamed Yala

Zhou Enlai and Mohamed Yala exchange views on the situation in Vietnam and across Africa, while discussing the Second Asian-African Conference and the Non-Aligned Movement

June 28, 1965

Minutes of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Ahmad Shukeiri

Zhou and Shukeiri discuss Chinese aid to the PLO and the situation of Palestinian refugees.

September 23, 1956

Telegram from A. Mikoyan to the CPSU Central Committee

Peng Dehuai tells Mikoyan that the Chinese Communist Party fully supports the denunciation of Stalin's personality cult, partly because after the Chinese revolution, Stalin insisted that the new government take an inclusive approach to opposition parties. Peng also discusses Mao Zedong's recent meeting with the Egyptian ambassador.