Question of Palestine home
11 October 1995
th plenary meeting
Wednesday, 11 October 1995, 3 p.m.
: Mr. Freitas do Amaral ......................................................... (Portugal)
The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m.
Agenda item 9 (
I now call on the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, His Excellency Mr. Choi Su Hon.
Mr. Choi Su Hon
(Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
(spoke in Korean; English text furnished by the delegation)
We support the Arab peoples in their struggle for a fair and comprehensive resolution of the Middle East question, including the Palestinian issue, and the African peoples in their efforts for independent development of their countries, overcoming all social and economic difficulties.
: I now call upon the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Niger, His Excellency Mr. Bazoum Mohamed.
interpretation from French
Outside of our continent, Niger welcomed the signing on 13 September 1993 in Washington of the Agreements between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel envisaging autonomy for the Gaza Strip and Jericho. The ensuing dynamic led — after very hard work — to a significant breakthrough with the signing of the Agreement on 28 September 1995 in Washington which extends autonomy to the West Bank.
The Acting President
: I now call on the Deputy Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, His Excellency Mr. Khamphoui Keoboualapha.
(Lao People's Democratic Republic)
(spoke in Lao; interpretation from French text furnished by the delegation)
In the Middle East, the conclusion this past September of the agreement between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel, which deals with the extension of autonomy to the West Bank region, marks a new, positive step in the implementation of the Declaration of Principles signed in Washington in 1993. The Lao People's Democratic Republic hopes that the Middle East peace process will continue to move ahead, in the interest of lasting peace and of cooperation for development between the peoples of this region.
The Acting President:
I now call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, His Excellency the Honourable Prakash Chandra Lohani.
My delegation also notes with great satisfaction not only that the peace process in the Middle East is gaining momentum, but that it has become irreversible. The signing of the Israeli-Palestinian agreement in Washington on 28 September by Prime Minister Rabin and Chairman Arafat, in the presence of President Clinton, King Hussein of Jordan and President Mubarak of Egypt, is a turning point in the history of the Middle East. Nepal earnestly hopes that talks will soon resume between Israel and Syria and between Israel and Lebanon so that a just and lasting peace, as envisaged by the United Nations, can be guaranteed throughout the region.
The Acting President:
The next speaker is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda, His Excellency Mr. Anastase Gasana, on whom I now call.
(interpretation from French):
In the Middle East, the peace process initiated with the Israeli-Palestinian accord of 28 September 1995 is encouraging. We also support the peace process under way in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The meeting rose at 7.40 p.m.
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