January 24, 1973
Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Prince Sihanouk
ZHOU ENLAI AND PRINCE SIHANOUK
Beijing, 6 p.m., 24 January 1973
Zhou Enlai: According to what the Vietnamese side told our ambassador in Hanoi, the armistice in Vietnam does not cover Cambodia and Laos. This was Point 7 in the original nine-point agreement. But this time the agreement makes it clear that the problems of the three Indochina countries should be solved by the three countries themselves. This point was not included in the previous drafts, and is added this time. If this is true, the agreement is better than the previous one. This means that other countries cannot interfere with [the affairs of the three countries.]
Zhou Enlai ensures no outside interference in the countries of Cambodia and Laos.
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