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Afghanistan in 1960

During 1960 Afghanistan successfully maintained its policy of neutrality.

Population in 1960 13,260,000
Chief of State
King Mohammed Zahir Shah
Head of Government Prime Minister Mohammed Daud Khan

Nikita Khrushchev, the Prime Minister of the U.S.S.R., visited Kabul March 2-5.

In August, at Kabul, a ten-year treaty of friendship was signed by Mohammed Daud and Chen Yi, the Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister of Communist China.

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly in September, Mohammed Naim, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, described his country's position as "most impartial and independent in international affairs," its only alliance being its membership in the United Nations.

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In the Year 1960
King Mohammed Zahir Shah
Nikita Khrushchev

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