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A/RES/40/169


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

17 December 1985

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                                                       A/RES/40/169
                                                       17 December 1985
                                                       116th plenary meeting
 
                   Economic development projects in the
                   occupied Palestinian territories
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Aware of the Israeli restrictions imposed on the foreign trade of the
occupied Palestinian territories,
 
     Aware also of the imposed domination of the Palestinian market by Israel,
 
     Taking into account the need to give Palestinian firms and products
direct access to external markets without Israeli interference,
 
     Noting with regret the lack of progress in the implementation of General
Assembly resolution 39/223 of 18 December 1984, as reflected in the report of
the Secretary-General on economic development projects in the occupied
Palestinian territories,
 
     1.   Calls for the urgent lifting of the Israeli restrictions imposed on
the economy of the occupied Palestinian territories;
 
     2.   Recognizes the Palestinian interest in establishing a seaport in the
occupied Gaza Strip to give Palestinian firms and products direct access to
external markets;
 
     3.   Calls upon all concerned to facilitate the establishment of a
seaport in the occupied Gaza Strip;
 
     4.   Also calls upon all concerned to facilitate the establishment of a
cement plant in the occupied West Bank and a citrus plant in the occupied Gaza
Strip;
 
     5.   Requests the Secretary-General to continue his efforts to facilitate
the establishment of the above-mentioned projects and to report to the General
Assembly at its forty-first session, through the Economic and Social Council,
on the progress made in the implementation of the present resolution.