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13 June 1989
Item 37 of the preliminary list*
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Letter dated 13 June 1989 from the Permanent Representative
of Spain to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to enclose the English and French texts of a statement on the situation in Lebanon made by the Twelve States members of the European Community in Luxembourg on 12 June 1989 (see annex).
I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter and its annex circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under item 37 of the preliminary list, and of the Security Council.
) Francisco VILLAR
Statement by the Twelve on Lebanon
Luxembourg, 12 June 1989
The Twelve express their full support for the Committee of three heads of State, established by the recent Arab Summit at Casablanca. They hope that this Committee, made up of the heads of State of three Arab countries enjoying acknowledged authority and influence, and who have expressed their wish to work with the Security Council of the United Nations, will have the co-operation of all parties concerned with a view to a complete and definitive cease-fire and an equitable political solution to the Lebanese crisis. Such a solution requires the resumption of dialogue between all Lebanese, so as to allow the putting in place of renewed institutions under which the restoration of the State will be secured.
They stress once again that this process demands the withdrawal from Lebanon of all non-Lebanese military forces, with the exception of UNIFIL.
The Twelve reiterate their support for the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of Lebanon, as expressed in previous statements on the tragic situation prevailing in that country.