"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
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National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] (no official title in the English text - Appeal Regarding the Lebanon Problem)

[Place] Versailles
[Date] June 6, 1982
[Source] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
[Full text]

We are shocked by the news from Lebanon and the Lebanese-Israeli border area. We are deeply moved by the loss of human life, the suffering and destruction. We think that this new cycle of violence, if it were to continue, could have disastrous consequences for the whole area.

We have taken note of the unanimous adoption by the U.N. Security Council of a resolution expressing grave concern at the violation of the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Lebanon and calling on all the parties to the conflict to cease immediately and simultaneously all military activities in Lebanon and across the Lebanese-Israeli border. We have also taken note of the appeal addressed to the parties by Mr. Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the U.N., and of a message sent by him to the President of the French Republic, as Chairman of this meeting.

We strongly endorse the urgent appeals by the Security Council and the Secretary General for an immediate and simultaneous cessation of violence, and we call upon all the parties to heed these appeals, in order that peace and security throughout the area be safeguarded.

Each of our governments will use all the means at its disposal to achieve this objective.