The United Nations Security Council admissions committee was meeting behind closed doors on Friday (August 11) after Thursday's (August 10) move to have Bangladesh admitted to membership of the U.
SV Delegates from The People's Republic of China speaking (IN CHINESE)
MV Indian delegate speaking (IN ENGLISH)
IN: "It is the hope..."
OUT: "...as early as possible."
LV Security Council voting (in favour)
LV continued (against) The People's Republic of China only
LV continued. Abstentions
GV President of Security Council (Belgian delegate announces result of vote (IN FRENCH)
IN: "Le resultat du vote...."
OUT: "...est donc approuve."
"It is the hope of my delegation that the Security Council will ensure prompt consideration--indeed, final decision--which would enable the People Us Republic of Bangladesh to take its due place among the member states of the United Nations as early as possible."
Initials BB/0330 WLW/PN/BB/0345
This film shows the representative of the People's Republic of China putting his country's case to the Council, and the voting on the issue after a speech in favour by the Indian delegate.
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Background: The United Nations Security Council admissions committee was meeting behind closed doors on Friday (August 11) after Thursday's (August 10) move to have Bangladesh admitted to membership of the U.N.
The 15-nation Council referred this issue to the admissions committee after a day of debate, in which The People's republic of China led opposition to the admission of Bangladesh.