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Good Offices of the U.N. Secretary-General with Regard to Bahrain

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* [The letter of April 3, 1970, from the Permanent Representative of the U.S.S.R. to the United Nations, objecting to the Secretary-General’s exercise of good offices, appears at I.L.M. page 790. The Secretary-General’s response appears at I.L.M. page 792. The report containing the findings of the Good Offices Mission appears at I.L.M. page 794. The Security Council Resolution concerning the report appears at I.L.M. page 805.]

* [The annex to the report has not been reproduced.]

1] F.T. Liu, Principal Secretary

Erik Jensen, Political Officer

G. Khouri, Public Relations Officer and Interpreter

A. Tholle, Administrative Assistant

L. Comensoli, Security Officer

2] The position of both Governments was set out in detail on several occasions: see for instance the letters addressed to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations by the then Persian Government on 2 August I928 (Official Records of the League of Nations, September 1928, pp. 1360-1363) and by the British Government on 18 February 1929 (ibid., May 1929, pp. 790-793).

3] Of the other two, Nabi Salih island has a very small population”and Jida island is used as a penal settlement.

4] In 1969 total imports amounted to 57,939,000 Bahrain Dinars (1 Bahrain Dinar = $US2.10). Those came from the United Kingdom (24.6 per cent), Japan (14.3 per cent), the United States of America (10.7 per cent), China (6.6 per cent), India (4.9 per cent), Germany (Federal Republic of) (4.1 per cent), Pakistan (3.9 per cent), Hong Kong (3.9 per cent), Holland (2.9 per cent), Italy (2.2 per cent), France (1.6 per cent), Iran (1.6 per cent), Iraq (1.1 per cent), other countries (17.7 per cent).

Exports and re-exports (excluding oil) totalling 19,874,000 Bahrain Dinars went to Saudi Arabia (49.9 per cent), Qatar (11.6 per cent), Kuwait (8.7 per cent), Dubai (6.3 per cent), Abu Dhabi (4.9 per cent), Iran (3.3 per cent), Japan (2.4 per cent), the United States of America (1.7 per cent), Muscat (1.7 per cent), Ships’ Stores (6.1 per cent), others (3.2 per cent).

5] In addition to the large number of districts and populated areas which fall within Manama and Muharraq municipalities, people came from the following other villages and centres:

Aali

Bani Jamra

Barbar

Budayya

Taih

Dair

Daraz

Dar Kulaib

Hidd

Isa Town

Jazeerat

Jidhafs

Jufair

Karzakkan

Karzakkan

Ma’ameer

Malkeyya

Manama

Muharraq

Nuwaidrat

Qalali

Rafaa

Samaheej

Sanabes

Shahrakkan

Sitra

Toobli

Zallaq

1] S/9726. [I.L.M. page 787]

2] S/9726, p. 2. [I.L.M. page 788]

3] S/9772. [I.L.M. page 794]

4] S/9772, para. 57. [I.L.M. page 804]

* [The resolution was unanimously adopted by the U.N. Security Council on May 11, 1970.]

Good Offices of the U.N. Secretary-General with Regard to Bahrain

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