Department of Public Information
News Coverage Service
16 November 1988
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT SAYS PALESTINE NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING HAS PROVIDED GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE
The following statement was issued today by the spokesman for the President of the General Assembly, Dante H. Caputo (Argentina):
Today there is a greater opportunity than ever before to achieve a just and lasting peace in a war-torn region.
Security Council resolutions 242 and 338 provide the necessary instructions for attaining a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, maintaining as a fundamental premise the rights of the Palestinian people to determine their own destiny.
The results of the recent meeting of the Palestine National Council should serve as a point of departure for the quest for the ideals of harmony and brotherhood to which the Palestinian people are entitled.
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