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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
1 January 1993
APPROACHES TOWARDS
THE SETTLEMENT
OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
AND THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE



Issue 19 - December 1992



Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

The second Multilateral Steering Group Meeting,
London, 3-4 December 1992

Text of a statement by Mr. Edward P. Djerejian,
United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs
and Acting Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs, 4 December. . . . . 1

Text of the co-sponsors' summary,
4 December. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

The Arab-Israeli peace negotiations: chronology of meetings,
August-December 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5













United Nations
New York, January 1993


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NOTE


Since April 1991, at the request of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat has prepared on a monthly basis a compilation of relevant statements, declarations, documents or other material regarding the settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the question of Palestine and the convening of an international peace conference on the Middle East for the use of the Committee members and observers. The present issue covers the month of December 1992.

Reproduced herein are only those parts of the statements, declarations, documents or other material, quoted or summarized, which relate to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the question of Palestine.







The second Multilateral Steering Group Meeting*,
London, 3-4 December 1992



Text of a statement by Mr. Edward P. Djerejian,
United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs
and Acting Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs,
4 December


On 4 December 1992, in London, in a statement before the second meeting of the Middle East Peace Process Steering Group on Multilateral Negotiations, Mr. Edward P. Djerejian, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs and Acting Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs, said the following concerning the status of the multilateral negotiations on Middle East regional issues:

February 1993;

· Water - Geneva, February 16-18, 1993;

· Environment - Tokyo, February 1993;

· Refugees - Oslo, February 16-18, 1993;

· Economic Development - Rome, February 9-10, 1993; [and]

· Steering Group - Moscow, in late March, early April 1993.


The Arab-Israeli peace negotiations: chronology of meetings,
August-December 1992


During August-December 1992, the following bilateral, multilateral, and the Steering Group meetings were held:

Bilateral negotiations (Washington, D.C.)


Round 6: 24 August - 24 September (3-14 September recess)
Round 7: 21 October - 19 November (28 October-9 November recess)
Round 8: 7-17 December (9 December, 17 December - no meetings in the Israeli-Palestinian track)***


Multilateral negotiations - Round 3


15-17 September: Arms Control and Regional Security (Moscow)
15-16 September: Water Resources (Washington, D.C.)
26-27 October: Environment (The Hague)
29-30 October: Economic Development (Paris)
11-12 November: Refugees (Ottawa)


Multilateral Steering Group - Second meeting


3-4 December (London)



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* The ad hoc Steering Group was established at the Organizational Meeting for Multilateral Negotiations on the Middle East, held in Moscow, on 28-29 January 1992. The first meeting of the Steering Group took place on 27 May 1992, at Lisbon.

** Arms Control and Regional Security

*** The Palestinian delegation did not attend two of the meetings in this round: one, on 9 December, in observance of the fifth anniversary of the intifadah, the other, on 17 December, in protest to the decision of Israel to deport over 400 Palestinian civilians.



Notes


1. United States Department of State Dispatch, December 14, 1992, Vol. 3, No. 50, pp. 885.

2. As per the text provided on 22 January 1993 by the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom.

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