[Kosova / Kosovo] April 10, 1999: Telegram to Chirac and Jospin [Peaceweb Home Page]
St. Denis, France - April 10, 1999
The National Office of le Mouvement de la Paix met Saturday April 10 in St-Denis. Our movement is concerned about the recent aggravation of the war in Yugoslavia, including announcements of deployment of Russian missiles, and of military preparations at the border. A new situation, threatening the extension of the conflict, has been created. In the face of this crisis, le Mouvement de la Paix sent a telegram to the President of the Republic and to the Prime Minister to urge them to propose an extraordinary meeting of the Security Council of the United Nations, to lead to a cease-fire and a positive political solution of the conflict.
Le Mouvement de la Paix also decided:
- to convene of an emergency meeting of European movements of peace and prominent individuals engaged in the anti-war struggle, Friday April 16 in Paris,
- to launch an " Address to French public opinion " which will massively be distributed in France in the days to come.
- to revive the dialogue with French associations to widen and reinforce the action for the building of a lasting peace, as of Monday April 12.
Text of telegram sent Jacques Chirac and Lionel Jospin:
"The war in Southeast Europe is spreading further each day. The consequences are tragic for the population of this area. The dangers of extension of the conflict are likely to endanger the security of the continent and the world. The international community is directly challenged.
"France, as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, must take the initiative and call a special meeting of the Security Council as soon as possible in order to promote as its top priority the creation of a political solution to the conflict and to lay the foundations of a durable peace for the people of Balkans."
April 10, 1999
- Daniel Durand
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