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        Security Council
19 December 1973

On 19 December 1973, the President of the Security Council addressed the following letter (S/11162)1/ to the Secretary-General:

"I have been requested by the members of the Security Council to inform you, in response to your letter dated 18 December 1973 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/11161)2/ that they have taken note of your letter and the documents attached to it,3/ which they consider to be in accordance with resolution 344 (1973) adopted without opposition by the Security Council on 15 December 1973.

"I have been informed by the French delegation that it reaffirms the reservations it expressed at the Security Council meeting of 15 December 4/ which led it to abstain in the vote on resolution 344 (1973).

"The Chinese delegation, in conformity with its position taken on resolution 338 (1973) and resolution 344 (1973), dissociates itself from what has been mentioned in the first paragraph."

1/ See Official Records of the Security Council, Twenty-eighth Year, Supplement for October, November and December 1973.
2/ Ibid.
3/ Letters dated 18 December 1973 from the representatives of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and of the United States of America concerning certain aspects of the Peace Conference on the Middle East scheduled to begin in Geneva on 21 December 1973.
4/ See Official records of the Security Council, Twenty-eighth Year, 1760th meeting.

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