3 November 1992 (Not distributed)

Note from Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the U.N., to the Secretary-General of the United Nations: (Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine Resolutions)

The Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations presents his compliments to His Excellency, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and has the honor to refer to his note verbale, dated 13 October 1992, regarding General Assembly resolution 46/75, entitled "International Peace Conference in the Middle East", and seeks to convey the position of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which retains the power and responsibilities of the Provisional Government of Palestine, on this matter.

The Palestine Liberation Organization notes that the idea of convening an international peace conference in accordance with General Assembly resolutions, the latest of which was resolution 46/75, has received support from the overwhelming majority of member states of the United Nations. The Palestine Liberation Organization still believes that this idea represents the best and most effective way to achieve peace in the Middle East and regrets that such a conference has not yet materialized due to the disagreement of two parties. On the other hand, it is known that a peace process under the cosponsorship of the United States of America and the Russian Federation is currently underway. The Palestine Liberation Organization supported the process and authorized Palestinian participation in it. Unfortunately, a full year has elapsed since the convening of the Madrid peace conference without the achievement of any tangible results.

The Palestine Liberation Organization still supports the current peace process and hopes that it will effectively lead to a comprehensive peace in the region. Concurrently, it calls for a more active United Nations role in the process as well as in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem. The Palestine Liberation Organization also believes that the principles for the realization of a comprehensive peace, reaffirmed in General Assembly resolution 46/75, remain valid, and asserts that any final settlement must embody these principles. Furthermore, the Palestine Liberation Organization believes that due to the complexity and inter-relatedness of issues pertaining to the Question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East, an international peace conference in accordance with General Assembly resolutions must, at a certain stage, be convened.

The Palestine Liberation Organization reaffirms in principle the lasting responsibility of the United Nations vis-a-vis the Question of Palestine, until it is resolved in all its aspects, as well as the responsibility of the United Nations towards the building of a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East.