The United States Delegation to the Department of State
Secto 707. Repeated information Saigon niact 90, Vientiane 6, Phnom Penh 11, Hanoi 5, Paris 120, London 25, Moscow 14, Tokyo 11. Tokyo pass CINCFE. Following is revised text declarations by Laos as translated and issued by 6-nation secretariat.
Declaration by the Royal Government of Laos1
(Reference: Article 3 of the final declaration)
The Royal Government of Laos,
In the desire to ensure harmony and agreement among the Peoples of the Kingdom,
Declares itself resolved to take the necessary measures to integrate all citizens, without discrimination, into the National Community and to guarantee them the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms for which the constitution of the Kingdom provides;
Affirms that all Laotian citizens may freely participate as electors or candidates in general elections by secret ballot;
Announces, furthermore, that it will promulgate measures to provide for special representation in the Royal Administration of the provinces of Phang Saly and Sam Neua during the interval between the cessation of hostilities and the general elections of the interests of Laotian Nationals who did not support the Royal Forces during hostilities.
Declaration of the Royal Government of Laos2
(Articles 4 and 5 of the final declaration)
The Royal Government of Laos is resolved never to pursue a policy of aggression and will never permit the territory of Laos to be used in furtherance of such a policy.
The Royal Government of Laos will never join in any agreement with other states if this agreement includes the obligation for the Royal Government of Laos to participate in a military alliance not in conformity with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations or with the principles of the agreement on the cessation of hostilities or, unless its security is threatened, the obligation to establish bases on Laotian territory for military forces of foreign powers.
The Royal Government of Laos is resolved to settle its international disputes by peaceful means so that international peace and security and justice are not endangered.
During the period between the cessation of hostilities in Vietnam and the final settlement of that country’s political problems, the Royal Government of Laos will not request foreign aid, whether in war material, in personnel or in instructors, except for the purpose of its effective [Page 1490] territorial defense and to the extent defined by the agreement on the cessation of hostilities.