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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/PV.4593
30 July 2002

Provisional
Security Council
Fifty-seventh year
4593rd meeting
Tuesday, 30 July 2002, 5.05 p.m.
New York

President:Sir Jeremy Greenstock (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Members:Bulgaria Mr. Raytchev
Cameroon Mr. Chungong
China Mr. Zhang Yishan
Colombia Mr. Valdivieso
France Mr. Doutriaux
Guinea Mr. Boubacar Diallo
Ireland Mr. Kavanagh
Mauritius Mr. Koonjul
Mexico Ms. Lajous
Norway Mr. Kolby
Russian Federation Mr. Zaemsky
Singapore Mr. Bhatia
Syrian Arab Republic Mr. Wehbe
United States of America Mr. Williamson

Agenda

The situation in the Middle East

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/2002/746)


The meeting was called to order at 5.05 p.m.

Adoption of the agenda

The agenda was adopted.

The situation in the Middle East

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/2002/746)

The President : On behalf of the Council, I welcome the presence of the Secretary-General at this meeting and the one to follow. It is very good that he can join us for these mandate renewals.

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

Members of the Council have before them the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, document S/2002/746.

Members of the Council also have before them document S/2002/846, which contains the text of a draft resolution submitted by France.

I should also like to draw the attention of members of the Council to the following documents:

S/2002/739, letter dated 9 July 2002 from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General, and S/2002/806, letter dated 22 July 2002 from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

It is my understanding that the Council is ready to proceed to the vote of the draft resolution before it. Unless I hear any 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:

Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Colombia, France, Guinea, Ireland, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Russian Federation, Singapore, Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

The President: The draft resolution received 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as resolution 1428 (2002).

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

The meeting rose at 5.10 p.m.

This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. The final text will be printed in the Official Records of the Security Council . Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room C-178.



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