Speaking at a press Lunch at the United Nations, the organisation's Secretary-General Dr. Kurt Waldheim,?
Speaking at a press Lunch at the United Nations, the organisation's Secretary-General Dr. Kurt Waldheim, has commented on a number of the main issues new confronting the U.N.
On the Middle East, he said that the situation was still causing considerable concern but the hoped that the forthcoming Security Council debate on the matter would help progress towards a solution.
He also announced that a number of Bengalis would be repatriated on Wednesday (11 July) in a move following negotiations by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. He hoped that this first repatriation would be followed by other operations including the return of some pakistanis now in Bangla Desh.
On the drought now affecting Africa south of the Sahara, he said that the situation was still critical despite the quick response of the international community to requests for aid.
Dr. Waldheim also commented on the position of South-West Africa and said that he did not think his contacts with South Africa over the matter were useless. But, he added, he was aware that the Organisation of African Unity, at its recent Addis Ababa summit, had come out against the renewal of contacts and the matter was up to the security council to decide.