Mr. Chairman,

I thank the Under-Secretary-General, Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, for her briefing. I have also taken note of the remarks of Mr. Jeffrey Sachs and Mr. Ray McGovern.

Switzerland is concerned about the damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which resulted in worrying gas leaks last September.

As was mentioned by many at the Security Council meeting last September, and as stated in the letter sent to the Council by Denmark and Sweden on 29 September, all available information indicates that these were acts of sabotage. Let me reiterate our position of principle: We condemn any attack on critical infrastructure, such as energy infrastructure, and its consequences on the supply for the population, the economy, and the environment. 

It is important to stick to the facts and to support any credible effort to shed light on the explosions that occurred last September. In this regard, Switzerland notes the letter submitted by Germany, Denmark, and Sweden regarding the ongoing investigations.

Thank you.

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