Letter dated 13 August 1987 from the Permanent Representative

of Thailand to the United Nations addressed to the 


I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the following documents issued at the Twentieth Ministerial Meeting of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), held in Singapore on 15 and 16 June 1987:

1. Excerpts from Joint Communiqué of the Twentieth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held on 15 and 16 June 1987 (annex I);

I should be grateful if you would have this letter and the aforementioned documents attached hereto circulated as a document of the General Assembly under items 24, 31, 33, 38, 39, 42, 48, 63, 65, 70, 73, 86, 104, 105, 131 and 140 of the provisional agenda, and of the Security Council.

(Signed)  M. L. Birabhongse KASEMSRI

Permanent Representative




Excerpts from Joint Communiqué of the Twentieth ASEAN Ministerial

Meeting, held in Singapore on 15-16 June 1987


68. The Foreign Ministers viewed with concern the unresolved Arab-Isaeli conflict.  They reiterated their full support for the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable rights, including the right to self-determination, and the restoration of Arab sovereignty over their occupied territories.  The Foreign Ministers called for renewed efforts to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting settlement by negotiations.  Towards this end, they expressed support for the convening of the International Peace Conference on the Middle East under the auspices of the United Nations.  …