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July 18, 1980

Statement of the Conference of Foreign Ministers between Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

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The Foreign Ministers of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam accused Thailand of deliberately complicating the situation in its border areas with Cambodia and Laos. They criticized Bangkok of joining the US in collaborating with China against the Indochinese peoples and labelled this a grand plan of China aimed at expanding its influence and territory into Southeast Asia. The Ministers called for the negotiation and signing of non-aggression treaties between the Indochinese countries and Thailand as well as the other nations in Southeast Asia, cooperation in the issues of refugees and humanitarian relief, etc. They also warned Thailand against supporting the Pol Pot forces, violating Cambodia's sovereignty, inciting riots in Laos and denounced the Chinese invasion of Vietnam.


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Bộ Ngoại Giao, Phòng Lưu Trữ [Archives Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs], Văn kiện cơ bản về đấu tranh ngoại giao của Việt Nam (từ tháng 4-1965 đến tháng 7-1980) [Basic Documents on Vietnam’s Diplomatic Struggle (From April 1965 to July 1980)] (Hà Nội, January 1981), 70-76.


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