Basic Documents: Final Document
Annex: Reservations to the Final Document
Some delegations manifested reservations verbally during the work in the Commissions to some paragraphs of the Final Document. These were: Peru to the paragraphs on Terrorism; the Lybian Arab Jamahiriya to the paragraphs on Palestine; the Syrian Arab Republic to some paragraphs on Palestine; Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to the paragraphs on Cyprus; Chile, Jamaica, Thailand, Tanzania, and Venezuela to the paragraph on Lybia; Chile to the paragraph on Puerto Rico; Irak on the paragraph on the Situation between Irak and Kuwait expressed that it was inacceptable and reiterated that in the Plenary. In addition, some delegations sent their reservations in written. The following are the texts (1):
Reservation Presented by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
I would like to inform you my country's deep concern over the results of the latest threats regarding Gaza and Jericho ignoring the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people either living in the occupied territories or outside of Palestine.
My country will always support the Palestinian people and their legitimate struggle by all means until their fair and national rights are achieved on their Palestinian territories. Therefore, my country would like to express its official reservation on paragraphs: 132, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139, 140 (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3) on the final communiqué. (2)
Reservation Presented by Pakistan on Paragraph 173 relating to Turkey-Irak
While fully subscribing to the principle of territorial integrity of states and emphasizing the imperative need of respecting the unity and territorial integrity of the Republic of Irak, Pakistan considers that the paragraph, as presently formulated, does not fully reflect the complexity of the situation. In the absence of views of all concerned parties referred to in paragraph 173, Pakistan feels that the Conference is not in the position to objectively assess the situation. Because of this reason Pakistan expresses its reservation on this paragraph.
Reservation Presented by the Syrian Arab Republic on Paragraph 135 (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3)
The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic expresses its reservation on the welcoming of the Taba Agreement in keeping with its stand position regarding the Oslo Agreement.
Reservation Presented by the Syrian Ariab Republic on Paragraph 140 (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3)
The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic expresses its reservation on the welcoming of the Jordan-Israeli Peace Treaty because this treaty constitutes a separate solution outside the framework and basis of the peace process initiated at Madrid which aims at achieving comprehensive and just peace based on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 242 and 338 and the "Land for Peace" formula.
Reservation Presented by the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to put on record its reservation regarding any part of the final document of the 11th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement which may be construed as any recognition of Israel.
Reservation Presented by Chile
As indicated by the Chairman of the Committee, the Delegation of Chile wishes to enter reservations to both the wording and the content of paragraph 163 (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3), on Libya. The Delegation of Chile also enters reservations concerning the paragraph proposed by Libya.
Reservation Presented by Malaysia
I wish to refer to the Eleventh Conference of Heads of State or Government of the Non-Aligned Countries held at Cartagena de Indias Colombia from 18-20 October 1995 and to paragraph 163 of the Declaration as contained in Document NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3 relating to the sanctions resolutions involving Libya, and to convey the reservation of the Government of Malaysia to this paragraph.
Reservation Presented by Thailand
We sympathize with the sufferings the Libyan people are going through. However, one of the principles of our foreign policy is to abide by the Charter of the United Nations. We therefore find it difficult to accept the wording in line 22-24 of paragraph 163 (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3). Hence we would have to make a reservation on this paragraph.
Reservation Presented by Indonesia
The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations presents his compliments to the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, in the latter's capacity as Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement Coordinating Bureau, and with reference ot the Final Documents of the Eleventh Conference of Heads of State or Government of the Non-Aligned Countries held recently in Cartagena, Colombia, from 18-20 October 1995 has the honour to convey that the Government of the Republic of Indonesia expresses its reservations on those paragraphs which are not consistent with its basic foreing policy.
Reservation Presented by Peru (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3)
1- Paragraph 41: Peru considers that the important role that the Non-Aligned Movement can play in the United Nations acting as a speaker for the developing countries refers to the members of the Movement and is based on their positions adopted by consensus.
2- Paragraphs 117 and 118: The principle of self-determination has constituted one of the basis of the independence of Peru. In this sense, Peru supports and respects the validity of this principle which is part of the International Law and its universal implementation in a consistent manner with the United Nations. Without a specific reference to any region and because of its universal character, Peru considers inacceptable any justification that expresses, suggests, induces or permits to consider legitimate any terrorist act, independently of it's aim.
3- Regarding to an eventual mechanism of settlement of disputes inside the Non-Aligned Movement - paragraphs 129, 130 and other formulations -, Peru considers that any initiative carried out by the President or by the members of the NAM in the future can not substitute the existing international law and in consequence can not be invoked in the cases where bilateral or multilateral treaties or "laudos arbitrales" still valid among member countries, or sentences of an international tribunal agreed by the parties already exist.
4- Peru wishes to express its reservation on paragraph 163, because as a member of the United Nations it accepts that is established in article 25 of the Organization's Chart.
5- Peru wishes to express its reservation on paragraph 184.
Reservation Presented by Panama on Paragraph 143
The Republic of Panama makes a reservation on paragraph 143 of the Final Document of the Heads of State or Government of the Non-Aligned Countries. Panama does not share the final wording of the text and reiterates that the spirit and philosophy that should guide the Movement of the Non-Aligned Countries are to enliven the cooperation and not the confrontation in the realm of international relations.
Reservation Presented by Panama on Paragraph 163
The Republic of Panama makes a reservation on paragraph 163 of the Final Document of the Heads of State or Government of the Non-Aligned Countries.
Reservation Presented by Colombia
One of the guiding principles of the Colombian foreign policy is the respect for the compromises contained in the Chart of the United Nations. Hence, although we sympathize with the Lybian people for the suffering they are presently going through, we wish to express our reservation on paragraph 163 of the Final Document (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3).
(1) Texts received before November 20, 1995.
(2) The number of paragraphs was changed according to the paragraphs numeration in the final version of the Final Document (NAC 11/Doc.1/Rev.3).