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Committee on Rights of                                  Press Release GA/PAL/4

 Palestinian People                                     27 February 1976

2nd Meeting (PM)

COMMITTEE ON PALESTINIAN RIGHTS ELECTS RICARDO ALARCON QUESADA (CUBA)

AND MIR ABDUL WAHAB SIDDIQ (AFGHANISTAN) AS TWO VICE-CHAIRMEN

Also Elects Victor J. Gauci (Malta) as Rapporteur

    The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian

People this afternoon elected Ricardo Alarcon Quesada (Cuba) and Mir Abdul Wahab Siddiq (Afghanistan) as its two Vice-Chairmen and Victor J. Gauci (Malta) as its Rapporteur.

    The Chairman, Medoune Fall (Senegal), was elected yesterday at the

Committee's first meeting (see Press Release GA/PAL/2).

    As agreed during an informal meeting this morning, the Committee decided to invite the representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to participate in its work as an observer and to present suggestions and proposals for the Committee's consideration.

    The Committee also decided to invite all Member States and intergovernmental organizations to participate in its work and to present suggestions and proposals for the Committee's consideration.  Particular reference was made to the countries directly connected with the Middle East problem and to the members of the Security Council, especially the permanent members of the Council.

    At this afternoon's meeting, the Committee adopted the agenda for its work

(document A/AC.183/L.1), changing the wording of item 5 to read:  "Preparation

of the first report of the Committee and formulation of recommendations in

    The Committee will meet again at 10:30 a.m. Monday, 1 March, to discuss the organization of its work.

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