SUBCOMMITTEE I (PALESTINE) (PM) TAKE #1
Dr. PEDRO ZULOAGA (Venezuela) proposed that a working group be set up, composed .of representatives of Guatemala, the US and the USSR to study and bring nearer the proposals put forward by these three countries for implementing the Assembly recommendations.
This proposal met with the support of MAJOR GENERAL JOHN H. HILLDRING, (USA) and Dr. J. GARCIA GRANADOS (Guatemala)
Mr. SEMEN TSARAPKIN (USSR) expressed the wish to postpone decision on the Venezuelan proposal until further questions and replies on the Guatemalan, US and Soviet proposals for implementation had been heard.
Leaving those questions and replies for a later meeting, the Sub-Committee then took up the question of Economic Union (Section “D” of the Partition Plan of the UNSCOP Report - pages 50 - 51).
The Subcommittee examined the questions of
(1) a Customs Union; (2) a Common Currency; (3) Operations in the Common Interest of Railways, Interstate Highways, Postal, Telephone and Telegraphic Services; and the ports of Haifa and Jaffa; (4) Joint Economic Development, especially of Irrigation, Land Reclamation and Soil Conservation;
(5) Access of both States and the City of Jerusalem, on a non-discriminatory basis, to water and power facilities; (6) a Joint Economic Board.
The Subcommittee adopted several amendments proposed by the Working Group on Economic Union.
The Sub-committee’s meeting tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. will be open to press and public.
(END OF TAKE #2 AND OF PRESS RELEASE GA/PAL/47, BECAUSE BOTH TAKES TOGETHER MAKE A COMPLETE STORY, NO SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED.)