GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                              SECURITY COUNCIL

Forty-eighth session                                          Forty-eighth year

Items 34, 35, 42, 75, 86, 92 and 149

  of the preliminary list*

THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

QUESTION OF PALESTINE

THE SITUATION IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

CONVENTION ON PROHIBITIONS OR RESTRICTIONS

  ON THE USE OF CERTAIN CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS

  WHICH MAY BE DEEMED TO BE EXCESSIVELY

  INJURIOUS OR TO HAVE INDISCRIMINATE EFFECTS

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE

  ISRAELI PRACTICES AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS

  OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND OTHER ARABS OF

  THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC

  COOPERATION

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE

  CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND ON

  THE STRENGTHENING OF THE ROLE OF THE

  ORGANIZATION

Letter dated 14 June 1993 from the Permanent Representative

of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations addressed

to the Secretary-General

On instructions from my Government, I have the honour to transmit herewith the Arabic text of the final statement issued on the outcome of the work of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Damascus Declaration States at their meeting held at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 12 and 13 June 1993.

I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under items 34, 35, 42, 75, 86, 92 and 149 of the preliminary list, and of the Security Council.

                                                 (Signed)  Mohammad J. SAMHAN

                                                        Permanent Representative

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* A/48/50.

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ANNEX

Final statement by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the

  Damascus Declaration States on their meeting held at

Abu Dhabi on 12 and 13 June 1993

Their Highnesses and Their Excellencies the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Damascus Declaration States held their 7th meeting on Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 Dhu'lhijjah A.H. 1413, corresponding to 12 and 13 June 1993, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, under the chairmanship of His Excellency Rashid Abudllah al-Noaimi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, and in the presence of:

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bahrain;

His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Faisal, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia;

His Excellency Mr. Farouk al-Shara', Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic;

His Excellency Yousef Bin al-Alawi Bin Abdulla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Oman;

His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabr Al Thani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Qatar;

His Excellency Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kuwait;

His Excellency Mr. Amre Moussa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Ministers considered the developments in the peace process in the Middle East and reaffirmed the commitment of their States to support the peace negotiations aimed at arriving at a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian question and the Arab-Israeli conflict, on the basis of Security Council resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973) and 425 (1978), the principle of land for peace, the achievement of a complete Israeli withdrawal from all the occupied Arab territories, including Jerusalem, the occupied Syrian Golan and southern Lebanon, the guaranteeing of the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, including its right to self-determination and its establishment of its independent State on its national territory, in order to guarantee security and stability in the region.

The Ministers express their appreciation for the efforts being made by the two sponsors of the Peace Conference and call on the United States in particular to play the role of full partner and to develop it in an effective and objective way so as to ensure full and faithful adherence to the foundations, principles and authority of the Peace Conference, in particular the principle of land for peace and the implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions.

The Ministers regard all of Israel's continued practices and acts of aggression against the Palestinian people and the Arab occupants of the Palestinian and Arab occupied territories as a flagrant violation of international law, the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and the principles and authority of the peace process and as a genuine threat to chances of success for this process, for which Israel bears responsibility vis-à-vis the international community.  They also call on the Security Council to take practical and immediate measures for the implementation of resolution 799 (1992) for the return of the Palestinian deportees to their homes.

The Ministers welcome the coordination between the Arab States participating in the bilateral peace talks at their meeting held at Amman on 6 June 1992, with the participation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the agreement to intensify contacts with the two sponsors of the peace process, with the aim of ensuring their serious intervention to achieve an essential advance in the talks.