54th Plenary Meeting of General Assembly: 50th Session

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09-Nov-1995 01:24:23
Assembly encouragement of negotiations on treaty on democratic security in Central America sought in draft introduced by Nicaragua at the 54th plenary meeting of the 50th session.

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The General Assembly would urge that negotiations be pursued on a treaty on democratic security in Central America by the terms of a draft resolution on the situation in that region which was introduced this morning.

The draft would have the Assembly stress the importance of negotiations between the Government of Guatemala and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca aimed at reaching a peace agreement which would complete the peace process in Central America. It would call upon the Government of El Salvador and all political forces involved in the peace process there to complete the implementation of all remaining aspects of the Peace Agreement. The importance of compliance with Nicaragua's request for observers to be present during its electoral process next year would be emphasized.

Introducing the draft resolution, the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua said the Central American Presidents had agreed to discuss an agreement on democratic security at their upcoming summit based on their conviction that democracy was the key to promoting trust among peoples and countries. Stating that greater efforts were required to overcome extreme poverty in the region, he called for continued international assistance to the countries of the region.

Addressing the situation in Guatemala, the representative of Norway stressed that all sectors of the society, including those who may have to renounce some of their privileges to create a better future for all Guatemalans, must display a constructive spirit. A massive participation in the 12 November elections would testify to the Guatemalans' readiness to take their destiny in their own hands, he said.

The representative of Belize said it was a matter of regret that the report and draft resolution before the Assembly did not fully reflect his country's contribution. Belize was convinced, however, that it would eventually assume its rightful place as the bridge to the Caribbean.

Statements were also made by the representatives of Mexico, Japan, Spain (on behalf of the European Union), Argentina and Canada.

The Assembly will meet again at 10 a.m. tomorrow, 10 November, to consider international assistance for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Nicaragua, as well as support by the United Nations of the efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored democracies.

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