The reception was held in celebration of the first anniversary of the founding of the Republic of India, whose ambassador to the PRC at this time was K. M. Panikkar.
The Indian nation is a great nation. The people of India are a very good people. For many thousands of years, the friendship between the two nations of China and India and between the peoples of the two countries has been very good. Today, in celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the Republic of India, we hope that the Chinese and Indian nations will continue to be united and to strive for peace. People all over the world need peace. There is only a very small minority who want war. Let India, China, the Soviet Union, and all! other peace-loving countries and peoples unite and strive for peace in the Far East and in the entire world. We salute and celebrate the founding of the Republic of India and congratulate the Indian people and your president.
(February 12, 1951)
Source: RMRB ( Feb 14, 1941), 1. Available English Translation: SCMP, 66 ( Feb 14, 1951), 1.
See text Jan. 2, 1950, note 1, for information on this treaty.
Chairman, The Council of Ministers, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
On this occasion of the anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance, please accept our sincere gratitude and felicitations to Your Excellency and the government and people of the Soviet Union. The signing of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance has not only been of great benefit to the construction of New China, but has also provided a strong guarantee for resisting aggression and defending the peace and security of the Far East and the entire world. We hereby send our sincere wish for the further advancement and consolidation of the friendship and cooperation between China and the Soviet Union.
(Signed as Chairman of CPG of PRC, dated, in Beijing)