751G.00/7–2054: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State


Secto 692. Following declarations of French Government have been agreed to by all parties:

“Declaration of the Government of the French Republic (reference: Article 10 of the final act1).

“The Government of the French Republic declares that it is prepared to withdraw its troops from the territories of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam at the request of the governments concerned and in periods which will be fixed in agreement with those governments, with the exception of those cases where, by agreement of the two parties, a certain number of French troops may be left at fixed points and for fixed periods.”

“Declaration of the Government of the French Republic (reference: Article 11 of the final act).

“In the settling of all the problems related to the restoration and the strengthening of peace in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, the Government of the French Republic will base itself upon respect for the independence and the sovereignty, the unity and the territorial integrity of Cambodia, of Laos and of Vietnam.”

  1. For text of the draft final declaration (or act), see telegrams Secto 684 and Secto 690, July 20, pp. 1474 and 1480, respectively.