DISCUSSION AT REDACTED FEBRUARY JCIA PLENARY MEETING OF MISSING IN ACTION PERSO

Created: 2/15/1975

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SUBJECT DISCUSSION| FEBRUARY JCIA PLENARY MEETING

OF MISSING IN ACTION PERSONNEL* FOREIGN TROOPS IN LAGS. PLANTING OF DEMARCATION STAKES AND OTHER ISSUES

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LENARY MEETING OrCOMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREEMENT (JCIA) THE FIRST MATTER FOR DISCUSSION HAS THE PLANTING

OF DEMARCATION POSTS. LAO PATRIOTIC FRONT (LPF) CHIEF DELEGATE SOTh PHETRASY PROPOSED DISCUSSION OF FIXING NEUTRAL AREAS BETWEEN OPPOSING FORCES AT HOT POINTS IN HILITARY REUICN (MR) IU, IT HAS DECIDED TOOBILE TEAM TO THl AREA TO IMPLEMENT THIS DECISION,

SUGGESTED THAT POSTS BE OUICKLV PLANTED IN THENONG SONG HONG (UNLOCATED) ,'ND KOUAI, PHAVANG |UNLOCATED>SIDE1 CHIEF DELEGATE SOUKAN VILAYSAN AGREED. SOUKAN

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SAID THAT HE HADETTER PROTESTING THEHE AGREEMENT IN TmE AREA OF PHOU SOUNG AND NA NAN IN MR II AND SAID THAT HE MOULD AGREE TO HAVE THE POST PLANTEDBETWEEN PHOU SOUNG AND NA NAN. THERE WAS NO FINALON THIS MATTER.

J. SOTH URGED THAT THE VIENTIANE SIDE QUICKLY AND QUIETLY REMOVE THE SIGN OVER THE VIENTIANE MUNICIPAL GARRISON SINCE THE ROYAL ORDINATE DIRECTING THIS ACTION has ALREADY BEEN ISSUED. aTED THAT HE DID NOT AGREEEREMONY SHOULD BE HELD HE TIME OF REMOVAL. SOUKAN REPLIEDOPY OF THE ORDINANCE HAS IN VIENTIANE SIDE MILITARY CHANNELS AND THAT THE SIGN WOULD BE REMOVED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

4. SOTH REQUESTED THAT THE VIENTIANE SIDE TAKE IMMEDIATE STfioS TO ESTABLISH THE CAHP OF THE VIENTIANE SIDE PROTECTIVE MILITARY FORCfc iPMF), SOUKAN RbPLISD THAT IF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE OID NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO PURCHASE THE LAND FOR THE PMF CAMP, TME MMSTER OF DEFENSE HOULD BE REQUESTED TO ALLOW THE VIENTIANE SIDE TO USE THE CIVIC ACTION PROPERTY AT BAN AMONE <UNLOCaTED> FOR THE PMF CAMP.

NO DECISION WAS REACHED ON THE HATTER.

Ii SOTH RAISED THE HATTER OT THE DEMONSTRATIONS IN THAKHEK AND THE DESIRABILITY Or HAVING JCIA REPRESENTATIVES GO HI TH THE PLANNED GOVERNMENT DELEGATION TO THAKHEK', SOUKAN SAID HE HAD ALREADY ASKED VIENTIANE SIDE JClA SISOUKOL TO BE PREPARED TO GO TO THAKHEK AND HE SUGGESTED THAT LPr DELEGATE THIENGHAH GO.roc, THIS WAS AGREED TO,

A. VIENTIANEELEGATE DR. ONQSAV AND LPP DELEGATE PHONEXAV SANATAVASY REPORTED ON THE RESETTLEMENT or RErUGCES AND THE DimCULYlESIN GETTING SurrlClENT PLANES. IT HAS MENTIONED THAT THE RED CRUSS WAS NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE BfiruGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IT HAS DLCIDED To INVITE THE RED CROSS TO PARTICIPATE,

7, SOUKAN RAISED THE SUBJECT or THE WITHDRAWAL OF rOREIGN TROOPS rRCM LAOS* BOTH SIDES AGREED YB SET UP JOINT MOBILE UNITS WHICH WOULD INSPECT LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO THE APPROOVAL OrJCIA, VIENTIANE AND LUANG PRABANG

HILL BE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION. SOTH STATEO THAT HE WAS

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suspicious or the phesenc or thai. troops

IN these THO CITIES. THEas ASSIGNEDUB-COHHITTEE TO DRAFT an AGREEMEtT ONohnenti THIS probably Hi LL NlTEARCH of rOREIGNERS* homes and THE PRINCIPLE Or DIPlOHATIC IMMUNITY will BE maintained.! .

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soukan KAISIO the MaTTEJ hE missing inI A) AND SAID that THE WEne SIDE wanted TO know the names OF THOSE PERSONS STILL alive and DETAINED BY the LPF. THOSE PERSONS STILL ALIVE hho have BEEN RELEASED TO LIVE IN CONTROLLED AREAS OF THE LPF. THOSE PERSONS hho are STILL ALIVE and who have CHOSEN TO LIVE WITH the LPF, and those persons HHO have been KILLED and the PLACES WHERE their BODIES HAVE BEEN BURIED. soukan EXPLAINED THaT THERE ARE EXPERTS IN IDENTIFICATION Or BODIES who USED to work IN LAOS AND who can IQENTirY PEOHLE ON the BASISKELETON, SOTm REPLIED THAT the LPr would ATTEMPT TO COLLECT the NAMELISTS REQUESTED BUT STATED that he has OPPOSED TO FOREIGN experts coming INTO LAOS AND checking ThE BONES Or the DECEASED BEACUSE HE HAS

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ArHAID that they would ALSO INTERNE IN other AFFAiRS

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S. SOTH STATED THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE IN THE ABILITY OF EXPERTS TO HAKE IDENTiriCATUNS AND THAT HE HAS ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED TO AMERICAN INTERrERENCh IN THE INTERNAL AFrA IRS OF LAOS. IT HAS DECIDED THAT THE TWO MAN SUB-COMHJTTEE CF PHAO BUNNAPHOL AND A PHIHMASSONE SHOULD STUDY THE MIA QUESTION IN MORE DETAIL.

9. THE NEXT MATTER DISCUSSED WAS THE VIOLATIONAIHSPACE IN ATTQPEU PROVINCE.

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER VONGVICHIT HAD FORHARDED

TO BOTH AND SOUKAN COPIES OF THE PRIME MINISTER'S LETTER ON

this subject askingcu investigation.) sbukan Said the best wav to resolve the question has toili team to attopeu immediately to conduct an investigation,

MENT| ThE vientiane side had decidedhe mist effective step and HOuLD put the lpf on the defensive because of its location in the area of south laos controlled by the lpf or the north vietnamese army.) soth opposedeam at this time suggestingirst stepISTRY of foreign affairs should be asked to query the south vietnamese embassy to see if they would confirm the violations of lao airspace by south vietnamese planes.

ib, soth proposed that the twelve demonstrators from thakhek now being held under jcu custody at ThE joint headquarters of the joint military force be given mo re freedom. soth said thatLDlloved TO cohe and go in the oaytime and should have more freedom in receiving guests. soth commented that hantmipha. leader of therganizations. had visited Him on behalf of the prisoners. sojkan replied that the prisoners were receiving SOOD care.

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