24 February 1999


Press Release
GA/COL/2995/



EFFORTS TO SEE PROCESS OF DECOLONIZATION THROUGH TO ITS CONCLUSION SHOULD BE REDOUBLED, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS CORRECTION

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On page 4 of Press Release GA/COL/2995 of 22 February, the statement by Indonesia should read as follows:

KRISTIARTO S. LEGOWO (Indonesia) said that, concerning the organization of work, he wanted to draw attention to the fact that the General Assembly had, since its thirty-eighth session, deferred the issue of East Timor, in recognition of the progress made in the tripartite dialogue. He also drew the Committee's attention to the fact that, only a few weeks ago, the last round of the tripartite dialogue had been held. The talks had been substantive and progress had been made on a number of issues. Those talks were proceeding on the right track. In view of the above, the inclusion of the item on the Committee's agenda would not contribute to the efforts to find a lasting and internationally acceptable solution through the tripartite dialogue. Therefore, he objected to its inclusion and asked that the objection be reflected in the official records of the Committee.

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