|Date||20 December 2001|
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The situation in Afghanistan.
|(The Presidency changes each month to the next member in alphabetical order)|
|Mr. Chen Xu
|Mr. Ben Youssef
|Sir Jeremy Greenstock
Adoption of the agenda
The situation in Afghanistan
I welcome the presence of the Secretary-General at this meeting.
I should like to inform the Council that I have received a letter from the representative of Afghanistan, in which he requests to be invited to participate in the discussion of the item on the Council’s agenda.
In acceding to this request, the Security Council recalls that the Interim Authority in Afghanistan will be established on 22 December 2001. According to paragraph 3 of the Agreement on Provisional Arrangements in Afghanistan Pending the Re-establishment of Permanent Government Institutions, signed in Bonn on 5 December 2001, the Interim Authority shall occupy the seat of Afghanistan at the United Nations and in its specialized agencies, as well as in other international institutions and conferences.
The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda. The Council is meeting in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.
I should like to draw the attention of the members of the Council to the following documents: S/2001/1223, letter dated 19 December from the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations; and S/2001/1217, letter dated 19 December 2001 from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations.
Members of the Council also have before them document S/2001/1228, which contains the text of a draft resolution prepared in the course of the Council’s prior consultations.
I should like to draw the attention of the members of the Council to the following oral revisions to be made to the text of the draft resolution contained in document S/2001/1228 in its provisional form. The fourth line of paragraph 5 should read:
“to do all within their means and influence to ensure security, including to ensure the safety”.
The rest of paragraph 5 remains as is.
It is my understanding that the Security Council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution (S/2001/1228) before it, as orally revised in its provisional form. If I hear no objection, I shall now put the draft resolution to the vote.
There being no objection, it is so decided.
favour=15 against=0 abstain=0 absent=0
Bangladesh, China, Colombia, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Mali, Mauritius, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
There were 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as resolution 1386 (2001).
The Security Council has thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda. The Security Council will remain seized of the matter.