1. JCIA DRAFT AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGES OF SOLDIERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL CAPTURED

Created: 7/12/1974

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SUMMARY

APPHDWID fOH rlELLAS! DATE1

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AT li JULY PLENA5V SESSION OF THE JCJA,

THE QUESTIONS OT THE WITHDRAWAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS AND THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS OF WAR WERE DISCUSSED. DOCUMENTS ON THESE SUBJECTS WERE FORhaRCED TO PRIME MINISTER SOUVANNA A COR MIS APPROVAL. AN UNOFFICIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION IS GIVEN BELOW. DISAGREEMEN' AROSE OVER THE WORDING OFF THE PARAGRAPHS IN THE DOCUMENT CONCERNING TROOP WITHDRAWAL. THE VIENTIANE SIDE WANTED PARAGRAPH TO BEGIN, "FOREIGN TROOPS AND OTHER MILITARYHE LAO PATRIOTIC FRONT (LPT) WAN'FD THE PARAGRAPH TO BEGIN. "TROOPS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL OF AMERICA. TmAIlANO ANDFOREIGNHE LPF ALSO WANTED TO MODIFY THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF THIS

document, the vientiane side version of which read,

"participating parties shall present each other the

following detailed plan on withdrawal of foreign troobs on its side," the lpf desired that the paragraph read. "ThE

parties concerned must inform each other in detail concerning the plan to withdraw the troops of America, Thailand and

other foreign countries as follows." the matter HaS been

teferred to prime minister souvanna

resolution,

2. the document entitled "provisions for withdrawal from laos of foreign troops and military personnel" read as followsi

to exercise article ib, article 2A, f agreement andnpf protocol OF vientiane, to safeguard and exercise inviolable fundamental rights of the nation, independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of laos > the joint commission for the implementation Or the agreement of vientiane government and patriotic

provisions for withdrawal of foreign

troops and military personnel. dismantling military

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LOCATION

PERSONNEL NUMBERS

FACILITIES. EQUIPMENT

WITHDRAWAL POINT

AND TIME OF DISMANTLING AND WITHDRAWAL C. DISMANTLING OF SPECIAL FORCES.

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TO EXCHANGE WEAPONS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT WHICH ARE IN BAD CONDITION* THE THO PARTIES HUST HAvE CONSULTATIONS AND AGREEMENT ON IT.

TWO PARTIES MUST STRICTLY IMPLEMENT

THE ARTICLES IN42 GENEVA ACCORDS ON LAOS. WHICH BAN THE REPRODUCTION OF MILITARY PERSONNEL, ROOPS AND ALL KINDS OF IRREGULAR TROOPS OF OTHER COUNTRIES. ANDAND MILITARY EQUIPMENT OF OTHER COUNTRIES INTO LAOS.

PARTIES ARE ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED

ROM CONCEALING FOREIGN TROOPS IN THEIR RANKS AND IN THEIR

CONTROLLED AREAS,

PARTIES ARE ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED

FROM HAVING FOREIGN TROOPS DISGUISE THEMSELVES AS THEIR OWN TROOPS AND MILITARY

FOREIGN COUNTRY IS ABSOLUTELYUSING LAO TERRITORYPRINGBOARD FOR INTERFERENCE

IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF OTHER COUNTRIES UHICH BORDER LAOS,

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AS FOR THE WITHDRAWAL AND THE DISSOLUTION OF TROOPS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL. FOREIGN MILITARY AND PARAMILITARY

ORGANIZATIONS. AND THE DISSOLUTION OF THE SPECIAL FORCES AS HELL AS BASES, MILITARY FOUNDATIONS AND POSTS OF ThE SPECIAL FORCES. THE THO PARTIES HAVE AGREED TOILE JOINT UNITS TO SEEK, CONTROL AND MAKE ON-THE-SPOT INSPECTION

THE PLACES OF WITHDRAWAL AND DISSOLUTION ON THE DATE AND TIME FIXED BY THE TWO PARTIES. IN THEIR CONTROL AND INSPECTION, THE TWO DELEGATIONS TO THE JOINT CONTROL COMMISSION CAN ASK FOR COOPERATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION,

IN CASES WHERE THERE IS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE THAT THIS AGREEMENT HAS BEEN VIOLATED (OR REPORTS CAUSING SUSPICION THAT THEME ARE S'l-L FOREIGN TROOPS. MILITARY PERSONNEL OR SPIES CONCEALED IN CONTROLLED AREAS OF ANY PARTY), THE TWO PARTIES AGREE TO SEND MOBILE JOINT UNITS TO MAKE INVESTIGATION (IMMEDIATELY) IN COOPERATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION,

CHAIRMAN OF THE PATRIOTICOF THE

DELEGATION TO THEDELEGATION

SOTH PHETRASY

TO THE JCIAI

(phaona souraphon

RATSAPHAKOY)SOUKAN VILAYSAN 3, THE DOCUMENT ENTI TlED. "DRAFT AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGES

Or SOLDIERS. MILITARY PERSONNEL AND CIVILIANS CAPTURED AND

OETAINED DURING THE MAR. AND ON ACQUIRING INFORMATION ON THOSE MISSING DURING THE WAR" RE AO AS FOLLOWS.

IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT ARTICLENF THE PROTOCOL. THE THO DELEGATIONS TO THE JOINT CENTRAL COMMISSION HAD CONSULTATIONS AND AQREED AS FOLLOWS!

TWO PARTIES MUST INFORM EACH OTHER

OF THE NUMBER OF THOSE WHO HERE CAPTURED AND DeTAlNEDTIME OF WAR BY WRITING CLEARLY ABOUT THEIRTELLING IF THEY ARE SOLDIERS OR CIVILIAN! ANDEACH OTHER THE LIST OF THE CAP CURED WHO DIED DURING - ?TIME WHEN THEY WERE

TIME WHEN THE EXCHANGE WRL TAKE

PLACE. THE TWO PARTIES MUST INFORM EACH OTHEROURS IN

advance about the number of tv! mEn who will be exchanged. their elements. [the place of exchange and the date ofxchange I and must give the following details in the list.

AND SURNAME

NATIONALITY

Or BIRTH

PLACE OF BIRTH (VILLAGE. DISTRICT. PROVINCE. COUNTRY)

or cither AND MOTHER

name or HUSBAND/HlFE

rank. position and duties berore captured

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APTER THE EXCHANGE. THE THO PARTIES MUST GIVE EACH OTHER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THE INFORMATION EACH PARTY RECIEVED ABOUT THOSE MHO WERE MISSING DURING THE WAR TIME REGARDLESS OF THEIR NATIONALITIES.

ARTY HANTS TO KNOW ABOUT ITS MEN

WHO WERE MISSING DURING THE WAR TIME REGAROLESS OF THEIR NATIONALITIES. IT MUST MAKE A LIST GIVING THE ABOVE MENTIONED

DETAILS AND GIVE IT TO THE OTHER PARTY WHICH WlLl KEEP IT

AND WILL TRY TO FDO) OUT INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS IT CAN.

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AN EXCHANGE. IF IT IS NECESSARY TO DIG

UP BONES OF THE MEN KILLED' THE Two PARTIES HAVE AGREED TO SEND MOBILE UNITS TO MAKE THE IP THEV CONSIDER IT NECESSARY, THEY CAN ASK FOR COOPERATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION.

THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS WHICH ARE NOT MENTIONED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE TWO PARTIES WILL CONTINUE ITS CONSULTATION IN ORDER TO ADD SOME DETAILS TO THIS AGREEMENT. WHICH WILL MAKE IT MORE

THIS AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE WHEN THE THO PARTIES SIGN JT.

CHAIRMAN OF THE PATRIOTIC OF THE VIENTIANE

DELEGATION TO THEDELEGATION TO

(SOTHJCIAI

(PHA6NA SOURAPHCN RATSAPHAKDV)

SOUKAN VILAYSAN

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