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Department of Public Information (DPI)
19 June 1947
Department of Public Information
Press and Publications Bureau
Lake Success, New York
Press Release PAL/39
19 June 1947
TEN COUNTRIES REPLY TO THE U.N. ON JEWISH IMMIGRATION
The Secretary-General on 29 May 1947, sent a circular letter to the Members of the United Nations transmitting a copy of a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations relative to the Resolution on the Palestine Question adopted on 15 May 1947 by the General Assembly concerning illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine.
The Secretary-General expressed his hope that consideration would be given to the letter of the British Government in the light of the General Assembly Resolution, and requested to be informed of the receipt of his letter as well as any action which might be taken on this matter.
To date the Secretariat has received the following replies:
I. States simply acknowledging the receipt of the letter.
4. Philippine Republic
8. El Salvador
II. Acknowledged Receipts with added Remarks.
"Canada shares the hope of other Members of the United Nations that the work of the Special Committee on Palestine will not be prejudiced during the next few critical months by any developments which would tend to make a solution of the Palestine problem more difficult."
"On the subject I take pleasure to inform you that our Government accepts altogether the resolution approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 15 May 1947 and considers that its fulfillment by all the Governments is indispensable for the best solution of the Palestine problem.
"Therefore, I am happy to inform you that this Ministry is aware of the manifestations of the United Kingdom and that the Government of Guatemala shall adopt all the measures tending to avoid illegal immigration into Palestine."
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