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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/PV.4148
31 May 2000

Provisional
Security Council
Fifty-fifth year

4148th meeting
Wednesday, 31 May 2000, 4 p.m.
New York


    President:
      Mr. Wang Yingfan
    (China)
    Members:
      Argentina
      Bangladesh
      Canada
    Mr. Listre
    Mr. Chowdhury
    Mr. Lalani
      France
    Mr. Levitte
      Jamaica
    Mr. Ward
      Malaysia
    Mr. Mohammad Kamal
      Mali
    Mr. Ouane
      Namibia
    Mr. Andjaba
      Netherlands
    Mr. van Walsum
      Russian Federation
    Mr. Granovsky
      Tunisia
    Mr. Ben Mustapha
      Ukraine
    Mr. Kuchinsky
      United Kingdom of Great Britain
      and Northern Ireland
    Sir Jeremy Greenstock
      United States of America
    Mr. Minton

Agenda

The situation in the Middle East

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2000/459).

The meeting was called to order at 4.25 p.m.

Adoption of the agenda

The agenda was adopted.

The situation in the Middle East

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2000/459)

The President (spoke in Chinese): The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda.

The Security Council is meeting in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

Members of the Council have before them the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, document S/2000/459.

Members of the Council also have before them document S/2000/482, which contains the text of a draft resolution prepared in the course of the Council’s prior consultations.

It is my understanding that the Council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution (S/2000/482) before it. Unless I hear any objection, I shall put the draft resolution to the vote now.

There being no objection, it is so decided.

A vote was taken by show of hands.

In favour:

Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

The President (spoke in Chinese): There were 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as resolution 1300 (2000).

In connection with the resolution just adopted 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:

“As is known, the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2000/459) states, in paragraph 11: ‘Despite the present quiet in the Israeli-Syrian sector, the situation in the Middle East continues to be potentially dangerous and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached.’ That statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council.”

This statement will be issued as a document of the Security Council under the symbol S/PRST/2000/19.

The Security Council has thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda.

The meeting rose at 4.30 p.m.


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