In an article in the Phnom Penh Post issue of Dec. 4-17, 1992, correspondent Doug
Niven reported some information concerning the relations between Vietnam and Cambodia
said to be mentioned by Mr. Raoul Jennar, a consultant monitoring Cambodian affairs
for the NGO's Forum on Cambodia.
The spokesman of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Supreme
National Council of Cambodia is authorized to state that such information is not
The Joint Communique signed on Jan. 25, 1992, by H.R.H. Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk,
Head of State and President of the Supreme National Council of Cambodia and H.E.
Mr. Nguyen Manh Cam, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,
stipulated the principles governing the relations between Vietnam and Cambodia and
clearly stated that all problems remaining in the relations of the two countries
would be settled through negotiations between the government of Vietnam and the government
of Cambodia. Vietnam entirely respects and strictly complies with the communique.
The relations between Vietnam and Cambodia are based on the five principles of peaceful
coexistence. The consistent policy of Vietnam regarding Cambodia is to completely
respect the independence and sovereignty and not to interfere in the internal affairs
As a Signatory of the Paris Peace Accords, Vietnam has strictly complied with its
provisions concerning Vietnam. Vietnam, together with the countries and parties concerned,
has made positive contributions to step up the full and strict implementation of
- The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam