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31 May 1978
At the same meeting, following the adoption of resolution 429 (1978), the President made the following statement (S/12724):
"In connexion with the adoption of the resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, I have been authorized to make the following complementary statement on behalf of the Security Council regarding the resolution just adopted:
"'As is known, the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
states in paragraph 36 that 'the present quiet in the Israel-Syria sector is, however, basically precarious. The main elements of the Middle East problem remain unresolved and the situation in the area as a whole will continue to be unstable and dangerous unless real progress can soon be made towards a just and durable settlement of the problem in all its aspects.' This statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council."
"Further, on behalf of the Chinese delegation, I wish to state that, as it has not participated in the vote on this resolution, it takes the same position with regard to the statement which I have just read out on behalf of the members of the Council."
/ Document S/12710.