396.1 GE/7–1454: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State

secret
priority

Secto 606. Repeated information priority Paris 57. Re Secto 600, repeated information Paris 50.1 Unofficial translation follows of outlines of cease-fire agreements for Cambodia and Laos supplied yesterday by French delegation:

Agreement concerning cease-fire in Cambodia.

  • First, cease-fire:

    Disengagement of Cambodian and Viet Minh Armed Forces and minor regroupment following cease-fire.

    This is to be signed as soon as completed, to be published at once, and to be put into effect (with the cooperation of joint groups).

  • Second, supplementary provision:

    A.

    Military provisions.

    Plan for evacuation of foreign forces and liberation of prisoners and civilian internees.

    B.

    Other provisions.

    Guarantees for individuals and communities against reprisals and protection of property and persons.

    Right of option for foreign civil populations.

    Movement of populations which wish to take refuge in Vietnam.

  • Third, provisions regarding control of agreements:

    (See working paper July 82)

    Declaration of Cambodian Government:

    Relative to importations of necessary foreign matériel by Cambodian Army in order to assure defense of Kingdom.

    And relative to French instructors and technicians maintained at the disposition of the Cambodian Army.

Agreement concerning cease-fire in Laos.

  • First, cease-fire:

    Disengagement of Franco-Lao and Viet Minh units and minor regroupment following cease-fire.

    This is to be signed as soon as completed, to be published at once and to be put into effect (with the cooperation of joint groups).

  • Second, supplementary provisions:

    A.

    Military provisions.

    Plan for evacuation of Viet Minh forces.

    Withdrawal (reilin) of French forces into limited military installations.

    System of relief (releve) and supply of French forces stationed in the military installations.

    Liberation of prisoners and civilian internees.

    B.

    Other provisions.

    Guarantees for individuals and communities against reprisals.

    Protection of property and persons.

    Right of option of foreign civilian populations.

    Movement of populations which wish to take refuge in Vietnam.

  • Third, provisions regarding control of agreements:

    (See working paper of July 8)

    Declaration of Laotian Government:

    (Same as declaration of Cambodian Government.)”

Working paper July 8 transmitted Secto 605.

Bonsal
  1. Dated July 13, p. 1357.
  2. Transmitted in telegram Secto 605, July 14, supra .