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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 93

Question No. 139


Mr MacKellar asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 12 May 1983:

Can the Minister say which governments recognise the coalition government of Kampuchea led by Prince Sihanouk.


Mr Hayden —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

There are no universally accepted criteria by which we could assess whether countries have recognised the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea, either in its own right or as the successor to the Democratic Kampuchean Regime. However, six governments have accredited ambassadors to the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea led by Prince Sihanouk. These are: Malaysia, China, Bangladesh, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mauritania and Pakistan.

Since 14 February 1981, Australia has recognised no government in Cambodia.