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 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 New Zealand, in a letter dated 29 June 2005, conveyed the desire of New Zealand 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 Government of New Zealand.

DONE in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, this Twenty-Eighth Day of July in the Year Two Thousand and Five.

For Brunei Darussalam:



PEHIN DATO LIM JOCK SENG

Minister of Foreign Affairs II


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 YONG-BOON YEO

Minister for Foreign Affairs


For the Kingdom of Thailand:



DR. KANTATHI SUPHAMONGKHON

Minister of Foreign Affairs


For the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam:



NGUYEN DY NIEN

Minister for Foreign Affairs