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With respect to armed conflict, the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians has demonstrated the inability of the United Nations to impose solutions during armed hostilities. However, we believe that politically influential countries of the Middle East can and should play a prominent role as arbitrators and mediators between the parties to the conflict. The solutions have already been laid out by the United Nations, and all that is needed is to implement them by ensuring respect for the limits set in 1967, because both countries must coexist and need clearly defined borders.
The Acting President (spoke in French): On behalf of the General Assembly, I have the honour to welcome to the United Nations His Excellency Mr. Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, Interim President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, and to invite him to address the Assembly.
...In the Middle East, we continue to defend the Palestinian cause with as much conviction as ever. It is crucial for the Palestinian people in particular, and for political stability and peacebuilding in the Arab world in general, that negotiations between the Palestinian authorities and the State of Israel advance towards the creation of a sovereign Palestinian State, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations.
The meeting rose at 6.15 p.m.
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