The ASEAN Foreign Ministers are encouraged by recent positive development in the search for a political settlement to the Kampuchean problem which is now in its tenth year.

In this connection, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers express ASEAN’s full support for the Jakarta Informal Meeting which has as its objective the bringing together of the parties concerned to try to resolve the Kampuchean problem. Therefore, ASEAN welcomes the willingness expressed by Vietnam and all Kampuchean factions to participate in the said Meeting. Their participation is deemed essential to the success of the Meeting in achieving a political settlement to the Kampuchean problem.

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers wish to impress upon the parties concerned the necessity for them to engage in substantive discussions on the key elements of a political settlement aimed at resolving the Kampuchean problem.

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers emphasize the importance of the upcoming Jakarta Informal Meeting as a focal point in the search for the long-awaited political settlement of the Kampuchean problem. In this effort, Vietnam’s and Kampuchean factions’ active involvement and positive contribution would serve to advance the cause of peace in Kampuchea.