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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/43/272
S/19719

31 March 1988

ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: ARABIC/ENGLISH

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-third session
Items 37 and 40 of the preliminary list*
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
SECURITY COUNCIL
Forty-third year




Report of the Secretary-General

1. The present report is submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 42/66 D of 2 December 1987 on the question of convening an international peace conference on the Middle East. The operative part of the resolution reads as follows:

3. On 25 March the President of the Security Council sent the following reply:

4. On 9 March the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Permanent Representatives of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic, and to the Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The note drew attention to the report requested of the Secretary-General in General Assembly resolution 42/66 D and asked for an up-to-date statement concerning their respective positions on the convening of the International Peace Conference on the Middle East in conformity with resolution 38/58 C. Their replies are reproduced below.

Egypt

Israel

Jordan

Lebanon

Syrian Arab Republic

Palestine Liberation Organization

5. It is again clear from the communications set out above that sufficient agreement does not exist, either amongst the parties directly concerned or within the Security Council, to permit the convening of the International Peace Conference on the Middle East as called for in resolution 42/66 D. Meanwhile, the recent and continuing events in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have dramatically highlighted the urgent need for the negotiation, in a manner acceptable to all the parties directly concerned, of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Secretary-General's views about the basis of such a settlement and about how it should be negotiated remain those expressed in the closing paragraphs of the report he submitted to the Security Council on 21 January 1988 (S/19443) in accordance with Security Council resolution 605 (1987).


*A/43/50.

1/ A/42/277-S/18849 and A/42/714-S/19249.


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