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        General Assembly
6 June 2005

Original: English

Fifty-ninth session
Agenda items 44, 45, 83, 84 and 85
Information and communication technologies for development
Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to
the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and
summits in the economic, social and related fields
Macroeconomic policy questions
Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the
International Conference on Financing for Development
Sustainable development

Letter dated 6 June 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

I have the honour to forward a copy of the Brasilia Declaration, which was adopted at the South American and Arab Countries Summit held in Brasilia on 10 and 11 May 2005. The purpose of the Summit was to strengthen biregional relations, increase cooperation and establish a partnership to pursue development, justice and international peace.

I would be grateful if you would circulate the present letter and its annex as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 44, 45, 83, 84 and 85.

(Signed ) Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg
Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations

Annex to the letter dated 6 June 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General



By invitation of Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, that was welcomed by the Arab and South American States , the Heads of State and Government of the South American and Arab Countries gathered in Brasilia on May, 10 and 11, 2005, with the purpose of strengthening bi-regional relations, increasing cooperation and establishing a partnership to pursue development, justice and international peace according to the following:


2.6 Reaffirm that regional security and stability in the Middle East require that the whole region be free of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. In this context, they call upon all parties concerned as well as the international community to take practical and urgent measures for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon free zone in the Middle East. Reaffirm the importance of the accession of all countries of the region without exception to the NPT and the placement of all their nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA safeguards, in realizing the goal of universal adherence to the Treaty in the Middle East. They also express their support for the Arab Initiative calling for the establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East.


2.8 Reaffirm the need to reach a just, durable and comprehensive peace in the Middle East on the basis of the principle of land for peace and relevant resolutions of the Security Council and of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in particular Resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973) of the Security Council, as well as the Madrid Framework and the "Arab Peace Initiative" that ensures the realization of security for all countries in the region. They also highlight the necessity of the full implementation of the “Road Map”. Reaffirm the need for the materialization of the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, and for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1515 (2003), and the establishment of the independent Palestinian State, based on the 1967 lines, living side by side with the State of Israel, and the withdrawal of Israel from all occupied Arab territories to the lines of 4 th of June 1967, and the dismantling of the Settlements including those in East Jerusalem. They duly take into account the advisory opinion rendered on 9 th July 2004 by the International Court of Justice concerning the "Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory", and call upon all parties concerned to comply with the said advisory opinion.

2.9 Concerned with the continuation of tension, violence, military attacks and acts of terror that are taking place in the Middle East, which put regional and world peace at risk, reaffirm their support to the efforts of the Secretary General of the United Nations and other actors of the international community in favor of resuming the peace process and call upon the concerned parties to carry out efforts to support a negotiation process based on the principles and fundamental norms of international law.


Brasília, 10-11th May 2005

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