TEXT OF JCIA AGREEMENT ON PRISONER OF WAR EXCHANGE SIGNED AT AUGUST JCIA MEETIN

Created: 8/29/1974

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OF JCIA AGREEMENT ON PRISONER OF

EXCHANGE SIGNED ATUGUST JCIA MEETING

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1. THE JOINT COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREEMENT'

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; met on4 for an hour and a the

; principal Discussion centered on the agreement covering

THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS OF MaR (POH) WHICHIGNED BY BOTH SIDES. THE FOLLOWINGERE DISCUSSED! j

FOR NOTIFYING THECOMMISSION (ICO REGARDING THE POW EXCHANGE i

A LETTER WAS SENT TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ICC REQUESTING ICC PARTICIPATION IN THE EXCHANGE*

FOR THE ICC PARTICIPANTS !N

! THE EXCHANGE I ETTER HAS SENT TO THEOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNION CPGNU) REQUESTING AIRCRAFT FOR ICC PERSONNEL TO TRAVEL TO THE EXCHANGE SITES, THE v ETTER ALSO REQUESTED RATIONS FOR THE ICC

OF "THE PRESS AT THE EXCHANGE 'POINTS!

IT HAS AGREED THAT ALL PRESS MOULD BE INVITED TO ATTEND '

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THE EXCHANGE PROCEEDINGS, NO TRANSPORTATION ORUPPORT MOULD BE OFFERED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE. -THE EXCHANGE K'fOWITHIN TfcCNTY MVS wQaOOJST. E. POM LISTS MUST BE EXCHANGED FORTY-EIGHT |

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HOURS IN ADVANCEHE EXCHANGES.

2. THE rQlLOHlNG IS AN ENGLISH VERSION OF THE LAO TEXT OF THE AGREEMENT,

ON PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EXCHANGE Of

THE SOLDIERS AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MHO HERE CAPTURED

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AND DETAINED DURING HAR TIME

IMPLEMENTING ARTICLEFF THE PROTOCOL AND THE PROVISION ON THE EXCHANGE OF THOSE UHO HAD BEEN CAPTURED DURING THE TIME OF UAR. THE THO PARTIES' DELEGATIONS TO THEAD CONSULTATION AND AGREED ON SOME FOLLOHING PROBLEMS!

A. DELIVERY POINTS!

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IN THE AREA OF XlENG KHOUANGl THE

PLAIN OF JARS

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WILL BE MADE AT THE POINTS THEY USED TO DELIVER THEM. C. DETAILS OF HOW EXCHANGES ARE TO MADE !

EACH PARTY MUST GIVE THE NAMES OP ITS

MEN WHO ARE APPOINTED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

EXCHANGES,

AT EACH TIMEOF THE PRISONER.

THOSE WHO ARETHE EXCHANGE WILLPROPOSED

AFTER THE EXCHANGE OR THE PROPOSAL

THE LISTS, THOSE WHO ARE APPOINTED TO BE RESPONSIBLE WILL DELIVER THE LISTS

: WHEN THE NAMES ON THE LISTS

CONSIDERED CORRECT, THOSE WHO ARE APPOINTED TO BE

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RESPONSIBLE BY THE TWO PARTIES MUST SIGN THE EXCHANGE SHEETS. THE EXCHANGE SHEETS SHALL BE PRESENTED TO THf JCIA DELEGATIONS OF EACH SIDE AND SIGNED AS WITNESSED'""

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D. EXCHANGE PRINCIPLES!. EACH SIDE WILL LET

EACH OTHER KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OF ROWS REGARDLESS

NATIONALITY THAT HILL BE EXCHANGED. VEHICLES FOOD:

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TO TRANSPORT THEM TO THE DELIVERY PLACE. AFTER THEIR DELIVERY THOSE OF ANY PARTY WILL BE SENT TO THEIR AREAS BV THAT PARTY. IT IS PROPOSED THAT MEMBERS OF THE ICC BE PROVIDEO TRANSPORTATION BY THE PQNUl

2). FOOD I AS FOR THOSE WHO ARE INVITO TQ TAKE PART IN THE EXCHANGE CEREMONY. IF THE EXCHANGE IS IN THE AREA OF ONE SIDEi if IS THE DUTY OF THAT SIDE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INVITEES' FOOD. IT THE EXCHANGE IS SITUATED BETWEEN THE INSPECTING AREAS OF THE THO SIDES. EACH SIDE MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS OWN GUESTS. AS FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE ICC THE EXCHANGE SITE. IS SITUATED IN THE AREA Or EITHER SIDE. IT IS THE DUTY Of THAT SIDE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM. 3. EXCHANGE SCHEDULE i

THE TWO SIDES HUST BEGIN TO DELIVER THOSE MHO WERE CAPTURED DURING THE TIME OF WAR TWENTY DAYS FOLLOWING THE SIGNING OF THIS; AGREEMENT. ''4*"

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said that as of noh there are no plans or preparations on the part of the vientiane side to receive or process the returning poms. he said that he mould be meeting

tUGUST TO DISCUSS THIS HATTER AND TO FORMULATE PLANS. HE SAID THAT AMONG THE THINGS THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED ARE THE FOLLOWINGl

A. INVESTIGATION OF EACH POW TO ENSURE THAT NO FALSE POWS ARE INCLUDED IN THETHIS INVESTIGATION WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FAR,

B RECEPTION FACILITIES TO INCLUDE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS AND

CELEBRATIONS TO RECEIVE THE '

RETURNED POWS, PLANS WOULD INCLUDE FLOWERS ANDTHE POWS. !J W * ?'f

FOR PAYMENT OF BACK SALARY

i and other pay,

e. rehabilitation programs and retraining

tor those that want to rfihaln in

commenti when asked how many jresponded "twenty"

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americans he "'wenty". khfjn

asked where he had heard that number since only immet kay had been mentioned as being on the lists.

omitted that he had not been told any exact

thanime recently* that

had in fact been told about additional americans comment i this is the secondd1cated the';poisiiilltt

released american pows would be more than one. whileroup of young relatives of americans

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expected the nuhbes of awerichns to be released to be hgfle than one.)

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