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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/43/851
S/20285

22 November 1988

ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH/FRENCH

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-third session
agenda item 40
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
SECURITY COUNCIL
Forty-third year


Letter dated 22 November 1988 from the Permanent Representative
of Greece to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


I have the honour to transmit herewith the text of a statement on Lebanon made by the Twelve Member States of the European Community (see annex).

I should be grateful if you would arrange to have the present letter and its annex circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 40, and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Constantine D. ZEPOS
Ambassador




ANNEX

Statement made at Brussels on 21 November 1988 by the
Twelve States members of the European Community on Lebanon


On the occasion of the national day of the Republic of Lebanon, the Twelve send their best wishes to the people of Lebanon. They hope that this friendly country can soon overcome the acute crisis through which it is going at present.

In this connection, the Twelve reaffirm their support for all efforts aimed at the re-establishment and the protection of the full sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and unity of Lebanon. They also stress the importance they attach to the full realization of the constitutional process and, in particular, to the election of a President of the Republic who, as a symbol of the unity of the country, could contribute to national reconciliation.

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