Foreign Ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have urged the international community to support the coalition of Kampuchean resistance groups.
SV Philippines' Carlos Romulo (left) seated with Indonesia's Mochtar Kasumaatmadja
SV Romulo and Mochtar arriving for breakfast meeting
SV PAN Singapore Foreign Minister, Suppiah Dhanabalan arriving
SV Romulo with other foreign ministers
SV Ministers in conference hall (3 shots)
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Background: Foreign Ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have urged the international community to support the coalition of Kampuchean resistance groups. The five member group issued a communique after its one-day meeting on August 7 rejecting Vietnam's latest peace proposals for Kampuchea. Vietnam's Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach, has toured the ASEAN states offering a partial withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Kampuchea and a limited international conference on the future of the country. But the ASEAN states have publicly rejected this offer. They want Vietnam to withdraw completely. Philippines' Foreign Minister Carlos Romulo described Mr Thach as an itinerant travelling salesman for Communism. Other delegates present included Indonesia's Mochtar Kasumaatmadja, Singapore's Suppiah Dhanabalan and the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia and Thailand.