The agreement was signed by Kamal Hossain, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh, Sardar Swaran Singh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, and Aziz Ahmed, Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Government of Pakistan.    The UK government sees its new positions as an update of its position, while others have seen it as a major change in the UK position. [e] Tibetan Robert Barnett believes the decision has a wider impact. Chinese plenipotentiary Ivan Chen refused to sign it.   The British and Tibetan plenipotentiaries added a bilateral declaration that the agreement was binding on them and that China would be denied any privileges under the Convention.   The agreement did not prevent relations between the two countries from deteriorating into armed conflict, most recently during the 1999 Kargil war. . . .