Dear Mr. Secretary General:
I consider it necessary to inform you that, in accordance with established procedure, I am assuming the presidency of the Security Council in August ... I request you to arrange to notify the members of the Security Council regarding the date of the meeting. The agenda will be communicated subsequently.
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