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        Security Council

15 December 1973

At the 1760th meeting, held in private on 15 December 1973, the Security Council approved the text of the following communiqué, issued in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council:

"The Security Council held its 1760th meeting in private on 15 December 1973 at the request of many of its members, to discuss the following item: `Arrangements for the proposed Peace Conference on the Middle East'.

"The Council voted on the draft resolution (S/11156) submitted by Australia, Austria, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Panama, Peru, Sudan and Yugoslavia. The draft resolution was adopted by 10 votes in favour to none against with 4 abstentions (France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United States of America) as resolution 344 (1973).

"The representatives of France, the United Kingdom and the United States made statements.

"The representative of China did not take part in the vote and made it clear that China dissociated itself from this resolution."

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