Declaration on the Deposit of the Instrument of Accession of the French Republic to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, Cebu, Philippines, 13 January 2007

CONSIDERING that the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, which was signed on 24 February 1976 in Bali, Indonesia, was amended by the First and the Second Protocols Amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, which were signed on 15 December 1987 and 25 July 1998, respectively;

CONSIDERING that Article 18, Paragraph 3, of the aforesaid Treaty as amended by Article 1 of the aforesaid Second Protocol provides that States outside Southeast Asia may also accede to the Treaty with the consent of all the States in Southeast Asia, namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam; and

CONSIDERING that all the States in Southeast Asia have consented to the accession of the French Republic to the Treaty;

THEREFORE, having considered the aforesaid Treaty as amended by the Protocols, the French Republic has signed its Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia on 20 July 2006 in accordance with its internal procedures;

NOW THEREFORE, the French Republic, having acceded to the aforesaid Treaty as amended by the Protocols, the French Republic deposited its Instrument of Accession to the same and recalls that it will faithfully perform and carry out the provisions therein contained.

THIS DECLARATION on the Deposit of the Instrument of Accession of the French Republic to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia is signed by the Minister Delegate for European Affairs of the French Republic.

DONE at Cebu, Philippines, this Thirteenth Day of January in the Year Two Thousand and Seven.


Catherine COLONNA

Minister Delegate for European Affairs of the French Republic