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        General Assembly
7 December 2005

Original: English

Sixtieth session
Official Records

Third Committee

Summary record of the 40th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Tuesday, 15 November 2005, at 10 a.m.

Chairman: Mr. Butagira .................................................................... (Uganda)



Agenda item 70: Right of peoples to self-determination (continued)


Agenda item 70: Right of peoples to self-determination (continued ) (A/C.3/60/L.59 and L.62)


Draft resolution A/C.3/60/L.62: The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

6. Mr. Elbadri (Egypt), introducing the draft resolution on behalf of the sponsors, said that the Palestinian people epitomized the need for an honest and clear application of the right to self-determination. Israel’s recent withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank was a step in the right direction, but it should be seen as just one element in the road map towards the creation of a viable Palestinian State. He looked forward to the draft resolution being adopted by consensus.

7. The sponsors had been joined by Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Estonia, Iraq, Kenya, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Namibia, Nigeria, Poland, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).


The meeting rose at 11.50 a.m.

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