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UN Council strives to avert Chinese veto

August 11, 1972                             

MEMBERSHIP ISSUE DEFERRED TILL AUGUST 21

Security Council members, striving to avert a Chinese veto, today agree to defer until August 21 further consideration of Bangladesh's application for the UN membership. The 15-member council's committee on admission also agrees to waive the rule requiring 35 days' notice for the admission of a new state by the General Assembly. The Assembly begins its 27th session on September 19. Bangladesh submitted its membership application on August 8, 1972 and the Security Council voted to place it on its agenda yesterday, overriding strong objection by China.

BANGABANDHU CONFERS WITH AIDES

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who has been recovering from a gallbladder operation at London Clinic, this morning for the first time comes out to the corridor, goes to the room where his personal staff are staying, and has a meeting with them. Bangabandhu is recovering satisfactorily, informs a health bulletin issued today by his personal physician Professor Dr Nurul Islam.

BANGABANDHU THANKS SUHARTO

Bangabandhu today thanks Indonesian President Suharto for his message wishing him an early recovery. Bangabandhu says, "Thank you very much for your kind message of good wishes. By the grace of God I am making steady recovery and hope to be able to return Bangladesh soon."

DON'T STAND IN THE WAY OF OUR UN ENTRY

Acting Prime Minister of Bangladesh Syed Nazrul Islam yesterday appealed to the People's Republic of China not to stand in the way of the rightful admission of Bangladesh into the UN. He said that 85 countries of the world had already recognised Bangladesh. China had herself suffered in the past due to the obstructionist policy of various imperialist powers, he added. The acting prime minister earnestly hoped that Chinese leaders would appreciate Bangladesh's struggle for freedom and accept the reality.

SOURCES: August 12, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq. 

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