Pol Pot


Words of Condolence Upon the Death of Chairman Mao Zedong


Written: Exerpted from words delivered by Pol Pot as part of Kampuchean government delegation calling at the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh on the morning of 18 September 1976.
Originally Published: Quoted in "Deep Condolences for Chinese Great Leader Chairman Mao at Chinese Missions Abroad", Peking Review, 30 September 1976 (Vol. 19, No. 40).
Transcription/Markup for Marxists.org: Juan Fajardo, January 2020.


On behalf of the Kampuchean revolutionary organization, the Kampuchean people, the Presidium of the State of Democratic Kampuchea, the Permanent Committee of the People's Congress of Kampuchea, the Government of Democratic Kampuchea and the Kampuchean Revolutionary Army, we have come to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China with extreme grief and regret to extend our boundless revolutionary affection and esteem to the memory of the sublime soul of Chairman Mao Tsetung, the esteemed and beloved great leader of the Chinese people -our fraternal comrades-in-arms, the outstanding teacher of the world proletariat and the oppressed nations and oppressed people, and the closest and most warmhearted comrade-in-arms of the Kampuchean people.

Though Chairman Mao Tsetung has left the Chinese people and the oppressed people of the world, his name and Mao Tsetung Thought will live forever in the hearts of the revolutionary people of China and the oppressed people of the world.