The United Nations Security Council on thursday (15 July) approved a resolution condemning "acts of violence and destruction" committed by Portuguese armed forces against Senegal, which borders on Portuguese Guinea.
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TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2: SOMALIA DELEGATE:
"The escalation of acts of aggression committed on Senegalese territo??? by Portuguese armed soldiers and mercenaries since January this year would be a serious enough matter if this would be the first time such violations had occurred. But the incidents now being considered are the most recent of a series of aggressions that have been directed over the last ten years against Senegal and against other independent African states, which border on the African territories under Portuguese domination. These acts of aggression threaten the peace and security of Africa, and cannot and must not be allowed to continue."
SEQ 4: "This report should clarify the nature and extent of military activities that have taken or are taking place there, and should suggest measures to prevent a recurrence of the hostile acts alleged by Senegal".
SEQ 6: PRESIDENT: (IN FRENCH)
"Those against......... abstentions....... The resolution is adopted by 13 votes in favour,none against, two abstentions".
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Background: The United Nations Security Council on thursday (15 July) approved a resolution condemning "acts of violence and destruction" committed by Portuguese armed forces against Senegal, which borders on Portuguese Guinea.
The 15-nation body also authorised the dispatch of a special mission to investigate the situation along the border between Senegal and Portuguese Guinea. The United and Britain abstained on the resolution, which received the support of all the remaining members, including Portugal's NATO allies -- France, Italy and Belgium.
Shortly before the Council adjourned, President Jaques Kosiusko-Morizet of France said he intended to hold consultations with U Thant and Council members to establish the special mission called for in the final resolution. He said he hoped to inform members "very early next week" on the steps to be taken.