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UN Security Council
Resolution 626
Locator Cuba Angola SouthAfrica.png
Cuba (red), Angola (green) and South Africa (blue)
Date 20 December 1988
Meeting no. 2,834
Code S/RES/626 (Document)
Subject Angola
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China
  •  France
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  •  Algeria
  •  Argentina
  •  Brazil
  •  Italy
  •  Japan
  •    Nepal
  •  Senegal
  •  West Germany
  •  Yugoslavia
  •  Zambia

United Nations Security Council resolution 626, adopted unanimously on 20 December 1988, after noting an agreement between Angola and Cuba regarding the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola and considering a report by the Secretary-General, the Council endorsed the report and established the United Nations Angola Verification Mission I for a period of thirty-one months.

The Council decided the mission would enter into force once the tripartite accord between Angola, Cuba and South Africa had been signed as well as the agreement between Angola and Cuba, requesting the Secretary-General to report to the Council immediately after the agreement was signed.

On 22 December 1988, both bipartite and tripartite agreements were signed in New York City, which helped pave the way for the independence of Namibia and the withdrawal of 50,000 Cuban troops from Angola.[1][2]

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  1. Wellens, Karen; T.M.C. Asser Instituut (1990). Resolutions and statements of the United Nations Security Council (1946–1989): a thematic guide. BRILL. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-7923-0796-9. 
  2. Lewis, Paul (23 December 1988). "Angola and Namibia Accords Signed". The New York Times. 

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