General Huang Chen, ambassador of The People's Republic of China in France since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1964, is leaving Paris.
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Background: General Huang Chen, ambassador of The People's Republic of China in France since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1964, is leaving Paris.
On Tuesday (March 27) he took leave of President George Pompidou at a luncheon at the Elysee Palace.
The 66-year-old General Huang has played a leading role in the warming of relations between China and non-communist nations. It is generally believed in diplomatic circles that his new assignment will be as head of the first mission his country is to establish in the United States.
Toasting General Huang at the luncheon, President Pompidou paid personal tribute to the ambassador for his efforts in strengthening Franco-Chinese understanding.
General Huang said President Pompidou's projected visit to Peking in September would constitute a great event in the improved relations between their two nations.
SYNOPSIS: In Paris on Tuesday, the Ambassador from The People's Republic of China, General Huang Chen, took his leave of President George Pompidou, ending nine years of diplomatic work in the French capital.
General Huang was his country's first ambassador to Paris after France extended formal recognition in 1964. At a luncheon in the Elysee Palace, President Pompidou toasted General Huang as one of the leading figures in the growth of relations between China and France and other non-Communist nations in recent years. General Huang said President Pompidou's projected visit to Peking in September would constitute a great event in improved understanding and trade exchange between their two countries.
Western diplomatic source believe the sixty-six year-old General's next assignment will be to head China's first mission to the United State.s The mission is to be established later this year.