Declaration by the Royal Government of Laos (Reference: Articles 4 and 5 of the Final Declaration)1
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.[Page 1544]
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 Viet-Nam 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 territorial defence and to the extent defined by the agreement on the cessation of hostilities.
- This declaration was also printed in Cmd. 9239, pp. 41–42 and in Conférence de Genève, p. 463.↩