A three-nation Asian task force will launch its international campaign for a peaceful solution to the Cambodia crisis at the United Nations.
WS Foreign Ministry building
MS Indonesian rep. Sani enters.
MS Japanese rep. Hogen enters.
MLS Malaysian rep. Ghazalie followed by Hogen & Sani into Consul's room.
MS Pan delegates at table.
CU Hogen pen Ghazalie
CU Indonesian General pan to Sani.
MS Hogen (left) & Ghazalie
WS Delegates at table.
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Background: A three-nation Asian task force will launch its international campaign for a peaceful solution to the Cambodia crisis at the United Nations. This was decided in kuala Lumpur yesterday (Friday) at the first meeting of the task force members-Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia. The three-nation mission was set up at the recent Asian and pacific conference in Djakarta.
The task force representatives who attended yesterday's meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Kuala Lumpur are the permanent Secretary to the Malaysian Foreign Ministry, Tan Sri Ghazalie Shafie, the Japanese Vice Minister for foreign Affairs, Mr. Shinsaku Hogen, and the Head of the Political Affairs Division of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Mr. Anwar Sani.
They decided to first approached the United Nations Secretary General, U Thant, and members of the United Nations Security Council before their planned calls on the co-chairmen of the Geneva conference, the Soviet Union and Britain.
The mission will then go to the International Control Commission (I.C.C.) countries-India, Poland and Canada-and will probably visit France.
Tan Sri Ghazalie said he did not rule out the possibility of the mission visiting peking. He added that it was a question of whether the mission would be received. There was no indication yet about the likely reception in Moscow.
The decision to call first on U Thant comes from a recommendation of the 11-nation conference in Djakarta that the United Nations Secretary General be first presented with its views.