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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
UNRESTRICTED
A/289
23 April 1947

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

QUESTION OF PALESTINE

REQUEST FROM THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE INCLUSION
OF AN ADDITIONAL ITEM IN THE AGENDA OF THE FIRST
SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

22 APRIL 1947
TRYGVE LIE

I HAVE THE HONOR TO INFORM YOU THAT I HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED BY MY GOVERNMENT TO REQUEST YOU, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 18 OF THE PROVISIONAL RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AS ADDITIONAL ITEM IN THE AGENDA OF THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENING ON APRIL 28 1947: THE TERMINATION OF THE MANDATE OVER PALESTINE AND THE DECLARATION OF ITS INDEPENDENCE. PLEASE ACCEPT EXCELLENCY THE RENEWED ASSURANCES OF MY HIGHEST CONSIDERATION.
COSTI K ZURAYK MINISTER OF SYRIA
MAY 1 1947

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