4 May 1999


Press Release
SC/6669



SECURITY COUNCIL REFERS APPLICATION OF REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI FOR UN MEMBERSHIP TO COMMITTEE ON ADMISSION OF NEW MEMBERS FOR EXAMINATION

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The Security Council this morning referred the application of the Republic of Kiribati for membership in the United Nations to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for examination and report.

The Council was acting in response to a note by the Secretary-General (document S/1999/477) in which he circulates a letter from Teburoro Tito, President of the Republic of Kiribati. Dated 14 April, the letter requests admission in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of the United Nations Charter, and those of rule 58 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council and rule 134 of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly.

The letter also contains a declaration by the President pledging that Kiribati accepts the obligations contained in the United Nations Charter and solemnly undertakes to carry them out.

The meeting, which was called to order at 12:10 p.m., was adjourned at 12:13 p.m.

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