United Nations Security Council Resolution 118

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UN Security Council
Resolution 118
Date October 13 1956
Meeting no. 743
Code S/3675 (Document)
Subject Complaint by France and the United Kingdom against Egypt
Voting summary
11 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 118, adopted unanimously on October 13, 1956, after noting the declarations made before it and the accounts of the development of the exploratory conversations on the Suez question given by the Secretary-General and the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France and the United Kingdom, the Council agreed that any settlement of the Suez question should meet the following requirements:

1. There should be free and open transit through the Canal without discrimination, overt or covert—this covers both political and technical aspects

2. The sovereignty of Egypt should be respected

3. The operation of the Canal should be insulated from the politics of any country

4. The manner of fixing tolls and charges should be decided by agreement between Egypt and the Users

5. A fair proportion of the dues should be allotted to development

6. In case of disputes, unresolved affairs between the Suez Canal Company and the Egyptian Government should be settled by arbitration with suitable terms of reference and suitable provisions for the payment of sums found to be due.

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