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Security Council resolution 275 (1969) [Complaint by Guinea]

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 22 December 1969
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/275 (1969)
Reference 1969 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Security Council resolution 275 (1969) [Complaint by Guinea], 22 December 1969, S/RES/275 (1969), available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]

Resolution 275 (1969) of 22 December 1969

The Security Council,

Having noted the contents of the letters of the representative of Guinea in documents S/9525, S/9528 and S/9554,

Observing that incidents of this nature jeopardize international peace and security,

Mindful that no State should act in any manner inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations,

Gravely concerned with any and all such attacks by Portugal directed against independent African States,

Grieved at the extensive damage caused by the Portuguese shelling of Guinean villages from positions in the Territory of Guinea (Bissau),

1. Deeply deplores the loss of life and heavy damage to several Guinean village inflicted by the Portuguese military authorities operating from bases in Guinea (Bissau);

2. Calls upon Portugal to desist forthwith from violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Guinea;

3. Calls upon the Portuguese authorities in Guinea (Bissau) to immediately release the Guinean civilian plane which was captured on 26 March 1968 together with the pilots thereon;

4. Further calls upon the Portuguese authorities in Guinea (Bissau) to immediately release the Guinean motor barge, Patrice Lumumba, which was captured on 27 August 1969 together with the passengers thereon;

5. Solemnly warns Portugal that if such acts were to be repeated in future, the Council would have to seriously consider further steps to give effect to this decision.

Adopted at the 1526th meeting by 9 votes to none, with 6 abstentions (China, Colombia, France, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America).

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