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Fifty-fourth General Assembly
Plenary
17th Meeting (PM)
GA/9616
29 September 1999


SPEAKERS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY URGE EVEN-HANDED APPROACHES TO CRISES

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Statements

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SAID BEN MUSTAPHA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, ... Calling for recognition of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, especially its right to an independent state with Al Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, he stressed the importance of resuming negotiations on the Syrian and Lebanese tracks. He called for Israel’s complete, unconditional withdrawal from South Lebanon and the Syrian Golan. He also called for a speedy and final lifting of the embargo against Lybia. Finally, he said Tunisia expected the reform of the Security Council to lead to fulfilment of the requests of the developing countries, primarily African countries, to have permanent representation.

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JEAN PING, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Gabon, ... Gabon was also pleased with the resumption of the peace process in the Middle East.

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