WHEREAS 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 on 25 July 1998 respectively;

WHEREAS 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 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

WHEREAS the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea, in a letter dated 18 October 2004, conveyed the desire of the Republic of Korea to accede to the Treaty;

NOW, therefore, the Governments of 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, having considered the said letter, hereby consent to the accession to the Treaty by the Republic of Korea.

DONE in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on the Twenty-Seventh Day of November in the Year Two Thousand and Four.

For Brunei Darussalam

Mohamed Bolkiah

Minister of Foreign Affairs

For the Kingdom of Cambodia

HOR Namhong

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

For the Republic of Indonesia

Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda

Minister for Foreign Affairs

For the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Somsavat Lengsavad

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

For Malaysia

Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Albar

Minister of Foreign Affairs

For the Union of Myanmar

Nyan Win

Minister for Foreign Affairs

For the Republic of the Philippines

Alberto G. Romulo

Secretary of Foreign Affairs

For the Republic of Singapore

George Yeo

Minister for Foreign Affairs

For the Kingdom of Thailand

Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai

Minister of Foreign Affairs

For the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Le Van Bang

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs