Members of the Security Council heard a briefing by the Assistant Secretary-General Mr. Danilo Turk on the status of the talks

between the Papua New Guinea Government and the Bougainville leaders.


Members of the Council welcomed the progress achieved at the talks and urged the parties to continue negotiations for a

peaceful resolution of the remaining issues.


Members of the Council supported the good offices role played by the UN in the talks, especially, on the disposal of weapons

and encouraged UNPOB to facilitate further meetings between the parties to sort out the outstanding matters in this area.


Members of the Council acknowledged the efforts of all participants including Ambassador Sinclair and the members of the

Peace Monitoring Group from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Vanuatu, the different Bouganville parties and the Government