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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/43/960
S/20323

13 December 1988

English
Original: Arabic/English

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-third session
Agenda items 37 and 40
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
SECURITY COUNCIL
Forty-third year


Letter dated 13 December 1988 from the Charge d'affaires a.i. of
Oman to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


I have the honour to transmit herewith the text of the statement issued by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman on 12 December 1988 concerning the decision by the Palestine National Council, at its extraordinary session at Algiers on 15 November 1988, to proclaim the establishment of an independent Palestinian State (see annex).

I should be grateful if you could arrange for the text of the present letter and its annex to be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 37 and 40, and of the Security Council.
(Signed) Izzat Bin Sabeel AL-ZADGALY
Charge d'affaires a.i.





ANNEX

Recognition of the independent Palestinian State
by the Sultanate of Oman


"Proceeding from the Sultanate of Oman's position of support for the interests of the Palestinian people and Arab rights: on the basis of the communications which have taken place between the Sultanate and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the light of the developments in the Palestinian question: and in affirmation of the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, the Sultanate of Oman has decided to recognize officially and legally the independent Palestinian State proclaimed by the Palestine National Council at its nineteenth extraordinary session, held from 13 to 15 November 1988 at Algiers.

"The Sultanate of Oman is certain that the Palestinian State will contribute to the security and stability of the Middle East region in a way that strengthens peace and protects the interests of the Arab States."


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