Letter dated 25 July 1989 from the Permanent Representative
of Indonesia to the United Nations addressed to the
On behalf of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of the States members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), I have the honour to transmit herewith the text containing excerpts from the Joint Communiqué of the twenty-second ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held at Bandar Seri Begawan on 3 and 4 July 1989 (see annex).
I should be grateful if you would have the text of the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly under items 28, 31, 32, 37, 39, 41, 44, 48, 63, 72, 83, 85, 111, 118 and 143 of the provisional agenda, and of the Security Council.
(Signed) Nana SUTRESNA
THE JOINT COMMUNIQUE
THE TWENTY-SECOND ASEAN MINISTERIAL MEETING
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
3-4 JULY 1989
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 welcomed the Declaration of Independence and the Political Programme adopted by the Palestinian National Council at its 19th Extraordinary session held in Algiers last year. 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 UN with the full participation of the PLO. The Foreign Ministers took note of the continuing uprising in the occupied territories and were of the view that it underlined the need for an early settlement.