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 on 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 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 Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea declared its intent to accede to the Treaty as stated in the letter signed by H.E. Pak Ui Chun, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, on 12 June 2008;

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 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

DONE at Singapore, this Twenty-Fourth Day of July in the Year Two Thousand and Eight.

For Brunei Darussalam:

MOHAMED BOLKIAH

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

For the Kingdom of Cambodia:

DR. KAO KIM HOURN

Secretary of State

Ministry 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:

DR. THONGLOUN SISOULITH

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

For Malaysia:

DR. RAIS YATIM

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 YONG-BOON YEO

Minister for Foreign Affairs

For the Kingdom of Thailand:

SAHAS BUNDITKUL

Deputy Prime Minister

For the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam:

DR. PHAM GIA KHIEM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs