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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/PV.4205
7 October 2000

Security Council
Fifty-fifth year

4205th meeting
Saturday, 7 October 2000, 7.50 p.m.
New York
Provisional
President:Mr. Andjaba (Namibia)
Members:Argentina Mr. Listre
Bangladesh Mr. Ahmed
Canada Mr. Heinbecker
China Mr. Shen Guofang
France Mr. Levitte
Jamaica Mr. Prendergast
Malaysia Mr. Hasmy
Mali Mr. Kassé
Netherlands Mr. Hamer
Russian Federation Mr. Gatilov
Tunisia Mr. Ben Mustapha
Ukraine Mr. Kuchynski
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Mr. Eldon
United States of America Mr. Holbrooke


Agenda
The meeting was called to order at 7.50 p.m.


Adoption of the agenda

The agenda was adopted.


The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question


Letter dated 2 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/928)


Letter dated 2 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/929)


Identical letters dated 2 October 2000 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/930)


Letter dated 2 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/934)


Letter dated 2 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/935)

The President: In accordance with the decision taken at the 4204th meeting, I invite the Permanent Observer of Palestine to take a seat at the Council table.

At the invitation of the President, Mr. Al-Kidwa (Palestine) took a seat at the Council table.

The President: The Security Council will now continue its consideration of the item on its agenda. The Security Council is meeting in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

Members of the Council have before them document S/2000/963, which contains the text of a draft resolution submitted by Bangladesh, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Tunisia and Ukraine.

It is my understanding that the Security Council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution before it. If I hear no objection, I shall put the draft resolution to the vote now.

There being no objection, it is so decided.

A vote was taken by show of hands.

In favour:

Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Against:

None

Abstaining:

United States of America

The President: The result of the voting is as follows: 14 votes in favour, none against and one abstention. The draft resolution has been adopted as resolution 1322 (2000).

The Security Council has thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda.

The Security Council will remain seized of the matter.

The meeting rose at 7.55 p.m.

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