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Statement by the President of the Security Council: Letter Dated 31 March 1998 from the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations Addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1998/287)

15 June 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "Letter dated 31 March 1998 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council"]

22 April 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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