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Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
26 October 2004




International Atomic Energy Agency
General Conference


Forty-fourth regular session
Agenda item 25
(GC(44)/21)
      GC(44)/24
      20 September 2000

      GENERAL Distr.
      Original: ENGLISH


EXAMINATION OF DELEGATES' CREDENTIALS

TEXT OF COMMUNICATION DATED 20 SEPTEMBER 2000
RECEIVED FROM THE RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ISRAEL
TO THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY



Sir,

The Delegation of Israel to the 44th General Conference of the IAEA rejects the continued efforts by several delegations of Arab States to pursue political issues through the Credentials Committee, as reflected in Document GC(44)/23 of 20 September 2000 addressed to the Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the General Conference of the IAEA.

As clearly outlined in Article IV of the “Rules of Procedure of the General Conference”, the procedure of credentials examination is intended solely to ensure that credentials of delegations have been properly issued and presented in a timely manner.

This procedure is in no way a political one, nor is it intended to be used as a means for advancing political interests. The contents of the above mentioned document is therefore beyond the responsibilities of the General Committee and is irrelevant to the purpose and duties of the IAEA and this important General Conference.

The Delegation of Israel requests that this document be included in this year’s Conference report and be treated as an official document of the Conference.


(signed)
    Giora Amir
    Ambassador of Israel
The Chairman of the Credentials Committee
of the 44th General Conference of the IAEA

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