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A/52/62 - S/1997/69


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 January 1997
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                     SECURITY COUNCIL
Fifty-second session                                 Fifty-second year
REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
  DECLARATION ON THE STRENGTHENING
  OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY


          Letter dated 15 January 1997 from the Permanent Representative
          of the Netherlands to the United Nations addressed to the
                               Secretary-General


     I have the honour to draw your attention to the declaration by the
Presidency of the European Union on the Central African Republic,
issued on 10 January 1997 (see annex).

     I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter and
its annex circulated as an official document of the General Assembly,
under the item entitled "Review of the implementation of the
Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security", and of
the Security Council.


                                               (Signed)  Dr. N. H. BIEGMAN    
                                                             Ambassador       
                                                      Permanent Representative


                                     ANNEX

                                               [Original:  English and French]

                Declaration by the Presidency of the European Union
                on the Central African Republic issued at Brussels
                              on 10 January 1997


     The European Union is extremely concerned at the serious situation
of instability currently reigning in the Central African Republic.  It
would like all parties in Bangui to reach a peaceful solution.

     With this in view, the Union fully supports the mediation efforts
initiated by the Presidents of Gabon, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali and
led on the spot by General Amadou Toumani Toure'.

     The Union calls upon all parties not to endanger the democratic
process begun three years ago in the Central African Republic and to
respect fully the principles of the rule of law and good governance,
which are essential for the development of the country and its
relationship with the European Union.


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