First “historic” building of VIETNAMESE INDOCHINA

Paris —  Cambodian Border Committee and around the world issued a declaration on June 1 with regarding the creation of an international legislative body in former French Indochina called “Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Parliamentary Summit (CLV). The statement expressed grave concerns that Hanoi has undertaken to forge the three nations into a Vietnamese Indochina. The letter reads below:

Letter available in Khmer, French, and English

On October 18, 2022, the Chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Assemblies of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia met “in consultation” in Vietnam, in Lào Cai, on the Chinese border, “to prepare” the Conference of Presidents of the National Assemblies of the three countries scheduled for 2023 in Phnom Penh.

On November 20, 2022, in Phnom Penh, according to the Vietnamese press, “within the framework of the 43rd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA- 43)”, was signed “for the first time” by the respective presidents of the National Assemblies of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, “a joint declaration” on the establishment of a parliamentary summit of the three CLV countries. The first working meeting of this Summit will take place in Laos at the end of 2023.

The term “CLV Parliamentary Summit” has no other meaning than that of a “High or Supreme Parliament of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam,” obviously overlooking the national parliaments of these countries.

The idea of this creation was revealed ten years ago by communist Vietnam: on April 23,

2013, the Vietnamese part of the CLV Development Triangle convened a meeting in Mondulkiri of the Foreign Relations Commissions of the National Assemblies to define the “Role of the National Assemblies in assisting the Development Triangle” and “Establishment of a new Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam interparliamentary institution.”

This Triangle is the first scheme of Vietnamese Indochina that will replace the former French Indochina. Vietnamese Indochina was one of the main objectives of the Communist Party of Indochina (CPI), which Ho Chi Minh founded in 1930 to wage war on France for the Independence of Vietnam. But at the same time, the CPI created the Vietminh, the spearhead of the new Vietnamese imperialism, which deployed its combat troops in Laos and Cambodia by forming the Lao Issara and the Khmer Issarak in 1946, as well as the Lao Communist Party

(represented by Prince Sophanuvong) and the Cambodian Communist Party (represented by Son Ngoc Minh) in 1951, in fact, led by all Vietminh. The various structures and directions of the current CLV Triangle were also entirely modeled on the Vietminh.


In November 2022, in Phnom Penh, the Vietnamese evoked “the framework of the 43rd AIPA conference, which was then to be held in Phnom Penh as well” that, evidently, to show the similarity to the international practices of their creation of the CLV Summit. However, the AIPA, officially, is only a consultative Assembly; its decisions have no binding effect on any member state, which retains its total independence recognized by the statutes of ASEAN.

Would this also be the case with the CLV Summit? No!
According to Cambodia’s public statement, this CLV Summit aims to:

1. “Further deepen relations of friendship, solidarity, and cooperation in all fields among CLV countries.”

2. Promote the exchange and dissemination of information, experience, and the proper execution of the obligations and work of the CLV National Assemblies.

3. “Mobilize financial resources to implement programs and projects within the CLV Development Triangle (DTA) framework.”

Besides, the Vietnamese party has specified that the purpose of the CLV Parliamentary Summit is to “strengthen and consolidate friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation, with emphasis on socio-economic development, defense and security matters cooperation, people-to-people exchanges for the sustainable development of the three countries and the region.”

We have already seen and known these terms and objectives in the Colonialist Treaties of Vietnam (still in force!) with Laos in 1977 and Cambodia in 1979; thus, we have learned the Vietnamese mode of execution of these Treaties and their disastrous consequences for the other two countries.

The reminder of the programs and projects of “cooperation” in the zone of the CLV Development Triangle, a vast military-economic zone created in 1999 under the name of “Indochinese Triangle” because it formed on the borders of the three countries, gives a perfect scheme of the heavy domination of the forces of the Vietnamese “cooperant” to the detriment of the other two. At the 10th Tri-Country PM Summit in Hanoi in 2018 on the Triangle, Vietnam already proposed expanding it to all territories of the three countries. The proposal is adopted today by the other two.


We do not know the structure or operating mechanism adopted for this Parliamentary Summit, except that it will be chaired every two years by the Presidents of the three National Assemblies in alphabetical order of their country.

Undoubtedly, they will model the functioning of the Summit on that of the so-called CLV Development Triangle under the total and permanent leadership of the men of Hanoi.

The mechanism of the Parliamentary Summit, they said, “aims to promote and supervise the implementation of the agreements, action plan, and cooperation projects to which the governments of the three countries have subscribed.”

Finally, for the Vietnamese people, this Parliamentary Summit is a “historic milestone” for cooperation between the National Assemblies. They have also planned to reorganize the “common security and defense” of this Triangle in the near future.

It is indeed a “historic milestone” because it is the first historic building for the constitution of the future Vietnamese Indochina, which, most likely, will first take the shape of the Soviet Union in Southeast Asia instead of the former French Indochina. It is also clear that Vietnam is also not abandonning its ambition to completely absorb Cambodia and Laos in the future, as it absorbed the Champa Kingdom in the past.

Today the creation of their CLV Parliamentary Summit, obviously, was done in open violation of the International law, of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia and of the Constitution of the Kingdom, its Independence, Sovereignty, National Unity, and Neutrality.

Cambodia will surely suffer further massive and successive, possibly peaceful, invasions by Vietnamese forces (their nationals and troops) in the near future in order to eradicate the identity and integrity of the country and the Khmer Nation, if the Khmers don’t know how to unite to free themselves from the heavy and constraining influence of Hanoi now.