Introductory Note at the 56th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers
Introductory Note by the Secretary-General at the 56th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers in Dakar.
"The optimism which prevailed in April has not been sustained as CODESA II continues to be hamstrung by the in flexibility of the De Klerk government. Violence continues as more evidence of the collusion and direct involvement of the security forces is being uncovered. Under these conditions, there ls need to temper our optimism and anxiety to see an apartheid free South Africa with realism and caution. We should continue to urge the exertion of pressure to ensure that the process of change is not halted or reversed. To do otherwise, at this time, would be detrimental to the peace process and would only strengthen the hand of the apartheid regime and weaken that of the black majority."