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Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Paavo Väyrynen on the Summit Meeting of the UN Security Council

The UN Socurity Council convened at the highest political level in New York on 31 January 1992. A joint communiqué was issued at the end of the summit meeting. Finland welcomes the fact that the Security Council wishes, in this manner, to emphasise the UN's significant role in guaranteeing and maintaining world peace also in the present changing world situation.

The summit communiqué deals with the extensive challenges relating to the UN's activities in resolving regional crises and military conflicts, with the commitment of the UN member States to activities laid down in the Charter in order to Increase collective security, as well as with the obligation of the member States to intensify their activities in the areas of disarmament and arms control.

Finland considers it especially gratifying that the Security Council attaches attention also to a further intensification of the peacekeeping activities and to the necessity of maintaining collective security. These very issues were given attention by the Foreign Ministers of the Nordic countries who, at their meeting in Reykjavik on 21 January, Issued a communiqué concerning the summit meeting of the Security Council.

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