Ⅰ Letter from Mr. Akalework Habtewold, Ethiopian Minister of A-
griculture, to Mr. Chitseng Yang, Chinese Minister of Econom-
December 18, 1964
H. E. Mr. Chitseng Yang
Minister of Economic Affairs
Republic of China
I have the honour to refer to the letter of understanding dated
June 3rd, 1963, signed between Your Excellency's Government and
the Imperial Ethiopian Government on the promotion of technical
In accordance with the provisions of the letter of understanding
, Your Excellency's Government made available, four Veterinary
Doctors, at the disposal of my Government, for a period of two
I feel pleased, to convey to your Government , our deep gratitu-
de, for the efficient and effective services rendered by the Ch-
inese Veterinarians operating in Ethiopia. We have been extreme-
ly happy with their hard work and devotion to their profession
in controlling and eradicating animal diseases prevalent in the
area in which they were assigned.
In accordance with the provisions envisaged in paragraph 11 of
the letter of understanding, my Government wishes to renew, the
services of the four Chinese Veterinarians, for another additio-
nal three years. I hope this will be acceptable to your Governm-
Furthermore, when Ambassador Chin-ting Shen, visited Ethiopia,
the question of increasing the number of veterinarians was rais-
ed and discussed at length. We were given to understand by your
Ambassador, the possibility of increasing their numbers by addi-
tional four veterinarians could be considered by your Government
Therefore, my Government hopes that our request would be accept-
able to your Government and would you please inform us of your
reaction as soon as possible.
Please, accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
Ⅱ Letter from Mr. Yohannes Habtu, Ethiopian Director-General of
Economic & Technical Assistance office, to Mr. Chinting Shen,
Chinese Ambassador to Iran.
Addis Ababa, 18 Dec., 1964
H.E. Mr. Chin-ting Shen
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the Republic of China
I have the honour to send you enclosed herewith a copy of a let-
ter from H.E. Ato Akalework Habtewold, Minister for Agriculture
addressed to H.E. Mr. Chitseng Yang, Minister of Economic Affai-
rs, Republic of China, Taipei.
Your Excellency will note that we have requested your Government
to renew, the letter of understanding signed on June 3, 1963, b-
etween your Government and the Ethiopian Government, for further
Furthermore, in accordance with the conversation held between y-
ourself and out Minister of Agriculture, we have requested that
four more Veterinary Doctors be recruited from your country to
strengthen the existing Chinese Veterinary Team in Ethiopia.
You have seen for yourself the situation of the prevalence of a-
nimal diseases in our country and , I hope that you will use yo-
ur good office , to approach your Government, for a favorable
reaction to our request.
Your Excellency's cooperation is indeed to be appreciated.
Please, Sir, accept the assurance of my highest consideration.
Economic & Technical Assistance
Ⅲ Telegram from Mr. Chin-ting Shen, Chinese Ambassador to Iran,
to Mr. Akalework Habtewold, Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture
AM AUTHORIZED TO INFORM YOUR EXCELLENCY THAT YOUR REQUEST FOR
RENEWING VETERINARY TEAM CONTRACT FOR THREE YEARS IS ACCEPTED
BY CHINESE GOVERNMENT.
Ambassador Chin-ting Shen
Jan. 3, 1965