Letter dated 4 August 1988 from the Permanent Representative
of Brunei Darussalam 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-first ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 4 and 5 July 1988 (see annex).
I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly under items 23, 30, 37, 40, 42, 48, 64, 66, 72, 82, 83, 102 and 103 of the provisional agenda, and of the Security Council.
(Signed) Jaya Abdul Latif
Excerpts from the Joint Communiqué
of the twenty-first ASEAN Ministerial Meeting,
held in Bangkok, on 4-5 July 1988
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. The uprising in the occupied territories underlined the need for the achievement of the settlement.