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    Leaders of five South East Asian non-communist nations have signed a treaty of friendship and co-operation.

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    Leaders of five South East Asian non-communist nations have signed a treaty of friendship and co-operation.

    The signing of the treaty came at the opening session of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday (23 February).

    ASEAN was formed eight years ago as a counter balance against the new emerging communist nations in the region.

    The five leaders who signed the treaty are Presidents Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines and Suharto of Indonesia and Prime Ministers lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, Kukrit Pramoj of Thailand and Datuk Hussein Onn of Malaysia.

    However, despite the signing of the treaty and its expression of friendship between the countries concerned the document was signed individually by the five nations rather than as an ASEAN statement. The treaty leaves the agreement open to other states in the South East Asian region. Observers at the conference see this as an invitation to communist countries to sign the treaty at some future time.

    The treaty is believed to contain two main points; a zone of neutrality within the region and a long term trade agreement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5W0JA8GEVZN9C11P2OJXCARJE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5W0JA8GEVZN9C11P2OJXCARJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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