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GA/PAL/48
4 November 1947


UNITED NATIONS
Department of Public Information
Press and Publication Bureau
Lake Success, New York

SUBCOMMITTEE I OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE
ON THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION
14th Meeting
PRESS RELEASE
4 November 1947


PALESTINE SUBCOMMITTEE ADOPTS AMENDMENTS TO UNSCOP PLAN FOR ECONOMIC UNION

The Subcommittee this morning resumed discussion of Section D (Economic Union) of the Majority Partition Plan of the UNSCOP Report (pages.50-51).

The Subcommittee adopted several amendments proposed by the Working Group on Economic Union to the clauses relating to a joint currency; freedom of transit and visit; and termination, modification and interpretation of the proposed treaty of economic union between the Arab State, the Jewish State and the City of Jerusalem.

With regard to the sharing, between the Arab State, the Jewish State and the City of Jerusalem, of the surplus revenue from customs, the United States representative reserved the right of his Delegation to bring forward a proposal at a later date.

As a result of this reservation, adoption of the paragraph was postponed.

The Subcommittee then started to discuss its several plane for implementation and the suggestion of Venezuela that a working group be formed of delegations which had submitted proposals on this subject.

The discussion will be continued at 3 p.m. when MR. SEMEN K. TSARAPKIN (USSR) will answer questions on his statement of yesterday, and MR. L.B. PEARSON (Canada) will make a statement.

The Subcommittee adjourned at 12:30


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