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10 October 1973
Letter dated 10 October 1973 from the Permanent Representative of Algeria
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the text of the Declaration concerning recent developments in the Middle East adopted by the non-aligned countries at a meeting held on 10 October 1973 at United Nations Headquarters.
I should be grateful if you would have the text of this Declaration distributed as an official document of the General Assembly and the Security Council,
) Abdellatif RAHAL
Ambassador and Permanent Representative
of Algeria to the United Nations
Declaration of the non-aligned countries on recent
developments in the Middle East
The heads of the delegations of the non-aligned countries, meeting at United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday, 10 October 1973, reviewed recent developments in the situation in the Middle East.
They condemn Israel's aggression against Egypt and Syria and express to those two countries their full support for their just struggle and their heroic efforts to.liberate their occupied territories.
Recalling the resolution on the Middle East adopted by the Algiers summit conference, they demand the withdrawal of Israel from all the occupied Arab territories as a prerequisite for any search for a solution to the Middle East crisis.
The heads of the delegations of the non-aligned countries condemn the indiscriminate bombing of Syria's civilian population by Israel, bombing which has caused the death of hundreds of innocent civilians - men, women and children including foreign diplomats, United Nations officials and members of their families.
They denounce in particular the fact that Israel has made war on the civilian population and they condemn these barbarous acts, which give an already painful conflict a dimension of inhumanity which the international community cannot tolerate.
The heads of the delegations of the non-aligned countries have decided to maintain close contact with the representatives of Egypt and. Syria with a view to determining what action they will have to take at a later stage in conformity with the policy established by their Heads of State at the Algiers Conference.