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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
A/43/817
S/20273

16 November 1988

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-third session
Agenda item 37
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
SECURITY COUNCIL
Forty-third year

Letter dated 16 November 1988 from the Permanent Representative of
Kuwait to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

I have the honour to transmit herewith the statement issued by the State of Kuwait concerning the declaration of the Palestinian State.

I should be grateful if you would have this statement distributed as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 37, and of the Security Council.
(Signed) Mohammad A. ABULHASAN
Permanent Representative

ANNEX
Statement by Kuwait concerning the declaration
of an independent Palestinian State

Proceeding from its absolute determination and firm and principled commitment to support the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian Arab people, the State of Kuwait, in supporting and endorsing the resolution - adopted by the Palestine National Council during the historic meeting of its nineteenth session, held in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from 12 to 14 November 1988 - to proclaim the independent Palestinian State, announces its recognition of that Palestinian State, with Al-Quds al-Sharif (Jerusalem the holy) as its capital, in the hope that the State will fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the fraternal Palestinian people with respect to the establishment of its independent national statehood on its national soil.
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