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        Security Council
20 December 1954


Letter dated 4 December 1954 from the representative of Egypt
to the President of the Security Council

[Original text: French]
[4 December 1954]

With reference to the question now before the Security Council concerning the Israel vessel Bat Galim, I have the honor to inform you, on my Government's behalf, of the following:

The Egyptian judicial authorities have set aside, owing to insufficient evidence, the charges of murder, attempted murder and unlawful carrying of weapons, brought against the members of the crew of the Bat Galim.

The seamen will be released as soon as the necessary formalities have been concluded.

The Egyptian Government is prepared to release the seized cargo immediately.

I have the honor to request you to communicate this letter to all the members of the Security Council.
(Signed) Omar LOUFTI
Representative of Egypt
on the Security Council


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