22 June 2006
Security Council
SC/8761/Rev.1*

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Security Council

5473rd Meeting (AM)


SECURITY COUNCIL RECOMMENDS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT MONTENEGRO BE ADMITTED


TO UNITED NATIONS, adopting resolution 1691 (2006) unanimously


The Security Council today recommended to the General Assembly that the Republic of Montenegro be admitted as a Member of the United Nations, adopting resolution 1691 (2006) unanimously.


In a statement read out during a formal meeting by Per Stig Møller, Foreign Minister of Denmark, which holds the Security Council’s presidency for the month of June, the 15-nation body noted with great satisfaction the Republic of Montenegro’s solemn commitment to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter and to fulfil all the obligations therein.


“We look forward to the Republic of Montenegro joining us as a Member of the United Nations and to working closely with its representatives”, the Council President said.


The meeting began at 10:14 a.m. and ended at 10:16.


Resolution


The full text of Security Council resolution 1691 (2006) reads as follows:


The Security Council,


Having examined the application of the Republic of Montenegro for admission to the United Nations (S/2006/409),


Recommends to the General Assembly that the Republic of Montenegro be admitted to membership in the United Nations.”


Presidential Statement


The complete text of presidential statement S/PRST/2006/27 reads, as follows:


“The Security Council has decided to recommend to the General Assembly that the Republic of Montenegro be admitted as a Member of the United Nations.  On behalf of the members of the Security Council, I wish to extend my congratulations to the Republic of Montenegro on this historic occasion.


“The Council notes with great satisfaction the Republic of Montenegro’s solemn commitment to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and to fulfil all the obligations contained therein.  We look forward to the Republic of Montenegro joining us as a Member of the United Nations and to working closely with its representatives.”


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*     Revised to reflect adoption of resolution.


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