751 ংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খন্ড recently to the President of Pakistan, Yahya Khan, and the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. As the High Commissioner for Refugees acts as the focal point for the coordination of assistance from the organizations and programmes if the United Nations system, we expect that he will utilize his great experience and authority to find lasting, long-term solutions, taking account in the first place of the express wishes of the refugees themselves and of their interests. His contacts and talks with responsible persons in Pakistan and India make it justified to hope that this problem, whose gravity weights upon the international community and burdens the relations between the neighboring countries involved, will ultimately be solved in a positive way. It is the duty both of the international community and of all those concerned to do everything in their power to enable the refugees to return to their homes. The successful implementation of this action would simultaneously mean the creation of conditions which would lead to a cessation of further inflows of refugees and to their voluntary repatriation. For its part, the Yugoslav Government has approved the extending of assistance to the refugees, to the limits of its possibilities. This help has already been sent to India through the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. The Yugoslav Red Cross has also issued an appeal for the collection of help which will be forwarded later The Yugoslav Government is ready to give the High Commissioner the necessary support and help in his efforts coordinate assistance by the U.N. system to the millions of refugees in the territory of India. We also endores the activities undertaken so far along these lines by the High Commissioner. We are deeply impressed by his words that the relief action for the refugees from East Pakistan represents "one of the largest and most difficult actions of our time" and we are confident that in organizing this large and complex action the HCR deserves the full endorsement of the ECOSOC. The favorable reaction of countries members of the UN. system, of non governmental institutions and private organizations and individuals to the urgent appeal sent out by the UN. Secretary-General U Thant, holds out the hope that the humanitarian action will terminate in success and thus help create the appropriate conditions for a lasting solution to the problem of refugees. In this regard, we also express our gratitude to the representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Kitani, for his contribution in initiating the relief action and for his excellent report to the Council.