3755th Meeting of Security Council: Situation in Angola

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21-Mar-1997 00:03:57
Security Council, concerned by delays in Angola, expresses full support for the Secretary-General’s mission at the 3755th meeting.

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Secretary-General to Visit 22-25 March; Presidential Statement States Further Delays Could Result in Sanctions.

The Security Council this afternoon expressed full support for Secretary-General Kofi Annan's mission to assess the situation in Angola and to impress upon the Angolan parties the need to establish the Government of Unity and National Reconciliation without further delay. Mr. Annan will visit Angola from 22 to 25 March.

In a statement read by President Zbigniew Wlosowicz (Poland), the Council called upon the parties, particularly the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), to use the occasion of Mr. Annan's visit to install the new government and cooperate fully with Secretary-General Annan, his Special Representative, Alioune Blondin Beye, and the Observer States (Portugal, Russian Federation, United States).

Expressing deep concern that the Government of Unity and National Reconciliation had not been formed, due mainly to UNITA's failure to send all of its officials to Luanda as previously agreed, the Council said it would consider imposing, among other things, trade and travel restrictions against the party responsible for the failure to form the new government.

The Council added that, following the Secretary-General's next report on Angola, it would consider the United Nations role in that country after the expiration of the mandate of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM III) on 31 March, on the basis of progress made in implementing commitments under the 1991 "Acordos de Paz" and the 1994 Lusaka Protocol.

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