[During the Seventh Nonaligned Summit Conference, Malaysian Foreign Minister Tan Sri Ghazali Shafie and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach explored the possibility of a regional conference between ASEAN and Indochina excluding the PRK Despite interest in pursuing this from Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia, at a special ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting on March 23, 1983, ASEAN deferred to the policy of its front line state Thailand and insisted on the ICK formula. The text is as from Agence France Presse reported by Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Asia and Pacific, March 23, 1983, p. J-1.]