AGREEMENT AT REDACTED SEPTEMBER 1974 JCIA MEETING ON PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING PR

Created: 9/13/1974

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RESULTSOINT COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREEMENT (JCIA) SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING ON ^JsePTEMBE*4 TO WORK OUT PROCEDURES FOR THE PRISONER OF WAR (POW) EXCHANGE ONEPTEMBER AT PHONE SAVANH ON THE PLAIN OF JARS. THE POINT AGREED UPON

SEPTEMBER* WITH SOME SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS. WERE ADOPTED Bv THE FULL JCU MEETING ON JSEPTEMBER. THOSE MINOR CHANGES AND ADDITIONS PLUS OTHER MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE PLENARY SESSION FOLLOW*)

2. ESSION of THE JCIA MAS HELDEPTEMBER AND

PRESIDED OVER BY VIENTIANE SIDE CHIEF DELEGATE SOUKAN VUAYSAN AND LAO PATRIOTIC FRONT (LPF) CHIEFHETRASY, THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS AND CHANGES TO THE MILITARY SUB-COHMITTEEIS PROCEDURAL RECOMMENDATIONS WERE AGREED UPON BY THE JCU"

A. BEFORE THE TEST FLIGHT STARTS ON 17

SEPTETVBtR* THE LPF HILL ORDER ALL UNITS OF ITSTHE FLIOHT PATH AND AROUND THE PLAIN OFTO FIRE AT THE TEST FLIGHT OR AT THEPQW'S ONEPTEMBER OR AT OTHER <

CARRYING OBSERVERS AND INVITED GUESTS.

B i THE JCU HELICOPTERLLBEFORE THE TEST FLIGHT WILL CARRY THE THE PILOT, CO-PILOT. ONE OTHER CREW INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION (ICC) MEMBERS, <

JCU REPRESENTATIVES (TWO FROM EACH SIDE), TWO TECHNICAL EXPERTS ON AIRPORTS. AND FOUR GROUND-TO-AIR COMMUNICATIONS PERSONNEL.

C. THREE MEMBERS OF THE JCU FROM EACH SIDE HUL BE ON BOARD THE TEST AIRCRAFT.

:. THE POW EXCHANGE LIST EXCHANGED ON 17

SEPTEMBER KILU BEAR THE FOLLOWING PORHl "LiST OF THOSE

CAPTURED AND DETAINED DURING THE MAR IN LAOS* NATIONALITY.

DELIVERED TO The'(VIENTIANE OR IFF SIDE) AT PHONGSAVAN,"

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THE LIST MUST INCLUDE NAME AND SURNAME. NATIONALITY,

DATE OF BIRTH. PLACE OF BIRTH, FATHER AND MOTHER.

HUSBAND OR Wirfi'S NAME.

E. IT HAS AGREED THAT TEN ARMED SECURITY GUARDS MOULD

BE ON BOARD EACH AIRCRAFT CARRYING POWS BEING TURNED '

OVER BY THE VIENTIANE SIDE.

3. THEEETING ALSO ADDRESSEO ITSELF

AS FOLLOWS TO THE SUBJECT OF OBSERVERS I

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LAO PRESS.

ONE EACH FROM THE NEWSPAPERSMSAI KlANOl*FUNFU XAt"

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AND'VhET**HILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND*

| COMMENT! "FUNFU XAT*IS THE PAPER OF THE ASSOCIATION CALLED THE COMMITTEE TOR THE PROMULGATION OF YOUTH AND NATIONAL RENOVATION HEADED UP BY JCIA DELEGATEJSOUNOL.)

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REPRESENTATIVES OF THE foreign 3'z CHITTED u

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HIMSTHV or INFORMATION HADORE EXTENSIVE LIST OP FOREIGN PRESS REPRESENTATIVES WHO HAD APPLIED TO ATTEND, THE LIST HAS BEEN EXAMINEDH SIDE AND IT HAS DECIDED To RETURN THE LIST TO THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND REQUEST THE MINISTRY SELECT TEN REPRESENTATIVES trjm THE LIST, hhHI COMMENT i

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APPLIED TO COVER THE PO* EXCHANGE.)

C TM0 PRESS REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND FROM AGENCE LAO PRESS HILL ATTEND,

I COMMENTI THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION NOTIFIED THE JCIA THAT THEY PLAN TO SEND FIVE REPRESENTATIVES, THE LPF OBJECTED SAYING THAT THO WAS SUFFICIENT.)

HE LAO NATIONAL RADIO OF THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION HAD ALSO APPLiED TOEPRESENTATIVE.)

0. PF PRESS REPRESENTATIVES HILLOMMENTi APPARENTLY THESE HILL BE FROM THE LPF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE IN VIENTIANE AND NOT FROM SAM NEUA.)

E. THE JCIA MILL SEND FIVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH SIDE INCLUDING SUPPORTOMMENTl THE DECISION HAS NOT YET BEEN MADS AS TO MHO MILL ATTEND FROM THE VIENTIANE SIDE. SOUKAN HAS SAID HE DOES'NOT PLAN TO ATTEND, DEPUTY CHIEF DELEGATEONGSAY MIGHT ATTEND ALONG HITH TWO OTHER JCIA DELEGATES AND THO SECRETARIAT REPRESENTATIVES.)

F. NO REPRESENTATIVES OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES Will BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND, man* REQUESTS had BEEN RECEIVED RT THE JCIA WHICH DECIDED IT COULD NOT HONOR p] |: : j

I The JCIA had NOT CONSIDERED INVITING REPRESENTATIVES FROM COUNTRIES WHOSE NATIONALS ARE EXPECTEO TO BE EXCHANGED ONEPTEMBER. NAMELY, REPRESENTATIVES FROM the THAI, THE AMERICAN AND THE NORTH VIETNAMESE EMBASSIES.)

4. TURNING TO OTHER MATTERS, SOTH ACCUSED THE VIENTIANE SIDE OF ATTEMPTING TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF ITS ZONE OF CONTROL AT THE EXPENSE OF THE L'T BY TAMING LPF POSITIONS IN THE SOUTH AND IN THE NORTH. SOUKAN OID NOT RESPOND TO THIS ACCUSATION.

THIS PROBABLY REPRESENTS AN ATTEMPT

BY THE LPF TO SHIFT THE BLAME FOR 0RAB8INGTHE VIENTIANE SIDE BEFOREJThe_LATTER ACCUSES= v REGION (MR)

II PaOHAS SENT THREETHE JCIA CONCERNING PATHET laQ <PL) ATTACKS INORMAl PROTEST

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BE REGISTERED HI TH THE JCU. SO FAR NO PROTESTS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN SHELLINGS BY THE PL INND IV.)

9, SOTH CHARGEDAO ARMED FORCES (FAR) MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE FROM CAMP CHJNAIMO WENT TO ALL TME JOINT POLICE FORCE (JPF) PRECINCTS IN VIENTIANE TWICE BETWEENNDEPTEMBER TO EXHORT THE VIENTIANE SIDE POLICE AT THESE PRECINCTS TO BE ON THE ALERT, SOTH NEXT CLAIMED THAT0 LIGHT OBSERVATION PLANE CIRCLED OVER VIENTIANE AND FLEW OIRCTLY OVER ThE LPF PROTECTIVE MILITARY FORCE tPMF) ENCAMPMENT JUST NORTH OF ThE CITY,

6. SOTH THEN SAID THATHAIS, ARRESTEDMILITARY IN LUANG PRABANG AND SENT TOTURNOVER TO AUTHORITIES THERE. WERE NOTTO THE JPF ON ARRIVAL AT WATTAY AIRPORTTO THAILAND WITHOUT ANY

FURTHER COMMENT! PRESUMABLY THE

THAIS WERE ARRESTED BY PMF FORCES IN LUANG PRABANGi HOWEVER. THE VIENTIANE SIDE AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT YET GIVEN DETAILS ON WHO THEY AREi WHAT THEY WERE CHARGED

WITH AND WHATOTH NEXT PROTESTED AGAIN

THE ESCAPEHE TWO THAI MILITARY PERSONNEL

ARRESTED POR GAMBLING IN THE RAID OF AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING

CASINO IN VIENTIANE. THEY ESCAPED FROM CENTRAL PRISON

AND HADE THEIR WAY TO THAILAND.

?. TO THE ABOVE CHARGE^ SOUKAN SAID THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO INVESTIGATE THE ESCAPE OF THE TWO THAIS AND WILLSKED ABOUT THEHAIS- SOUKAN ALSO SAID THAT THE VIENTIANE SIDE DELEGATE COLONEL LOUN

SISOUNOL WILL flUERY FAR REGARDING JHE

FLIGHT OVER THE CI TV AND THE LPF CAMP AND ABOUT THE ALLEGED MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE CONTACTING JPF PRECINCTS IN THE CITY.

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