INTRODUCTION: The Laotian Foreign Minister Phoun Sipaseuth arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (12 May) for a three-day visit during which he will have talks on bilateral issues and the situation in Kampuchea.
GV EXT Kuala Lumpur airport.
SCU Laotian Foreign Minister (left) being greeted by Malaysian foreign Minister and shaking hands with other officials.
SV Two ministers walk away from aircraft.
GV & CU Malaysian Foreign Ministry building and sign. (2 SHOTS)
SV INT Laotian foreign Minister enters room and takes seat at table.
SCU PULL BACK TO SV Malaysian Foreign Minister (white jacket) seated at conference table.
CU Laotian Foreign Minister.
LV Both delegations seated at table.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The Laotian Foreign Minister Phoun Sipaseuth arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (12 May) for a three-day visit during which he will have talks on bilateral issues and the situation in Kampuchea.
SYNOPSIS: The Laotian foreign Minister was greeted at the airport by his Malaysian counterpart, Mr. Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen, and other officials. Mr. Sipaseuth has recently been appointed as a spokesman of the Indochinese states of Vietnam, Laos and Kampuchea as part of their efforts to hold a regional conference on the situation in Kampuchea. However Malaysian Foreign Ministry officials stressed that Mr. Sipaseuth's visit was purely of a bilateral nature, though Kampuchea would no doubt be discussed.
Malaysia and her Asean partners are in favour of a United Nations conference on Kampuchea aimed at bringing about the withdrawal of Vietnamese forces from the country and a peaceful solution. However the members of Asean -- Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines - have said they would be prepared to have a regional consultation on the issue with the Indochinese states providing discussions centred on the procedures for an international conference.