Letter to the Speaker of
the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee Reporting on the
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. Chairman:)
accordance with Public Law 95 - 384, I am submitting to you a bimonthly report
on progress toward a negotiated settlement of the
United Nations Secretary General delivered his latest biannual report to the
Security Council on
The Secretary General underscored the need for the parties to foster an atmosphere that would reduce tensions and to cooperate fully with his new Special Representative. We share the Secretary General's concerns and fully agree with his urgings on cooperation and reducing tensions.
Secretary General's new Special Representative for
United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Security Council Resolution
604 on December 14, extending the mandate of the United Nations Force in Cyprus
(UNFICYP) for another 6 months. The resolution also requests the Secretary
General to continue his mission of good offices in
Unfortunately, the financial condition of UNFICYP, which is totally supported by voluntary contributions, continues to worsen. Seven of the eight troop-contributing countries recently sent joint letters to the Secretary General and to the Security Council President for December (the Soviet Union) pointing out that UNFICYP's accumulated deficit, which they bear, has now passed $160 million. The November 30 Secretary General's report to the Security Council remarks that UNFICYP is fulfilling its mission in an exemplary manner under difficult conditions and that its presence remains indispensable. We concur emphatically with the Secretary General's assessment and continue to urge other countries to increase or initiate contributions to UNFICYP.
continued active consultations with parties and individuals interested in the
Note: Identical letters were sent to Jim Wright, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Claiborne Pell, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.