The major point in the Manila Summit Conference communique, which was signed at the Malaca????ang?
The major point in the Manila Summit Conference communique, which was signed at the Malaca????ang Palace in Manila on Tuesday (Oct. 25), is that all foreign Allied forces would withdraw from South Viet Nam with six months after North Viet Nam quit the war. So far, there has been no response from Hanoi.
All of the communiques signatories -- South Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand. Australia, Thailand, South Viet Nam, and the United States -- pledged to join in a combined effort to fight poverty, illiteracy and disease in Southeast Asia.
The Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos was the first leader to sign the communique.
All of the leaders expressed satisfaction with what was accomplished at the two day Manila Conference.
Though most of the people in the Philippines expressed their support of the Manila Conference, there was a hard core of university students who expressed their disfavour with it. They demonstrated in the Philippines capital (Manila), trying to embarrass United States President Lyndon Johnson. The demonstrators called for the seven nations represented at the Conference to withdraw their troops from South Viet Nam. Some of the placards they carried likened President Johnson with the late German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.