General Assembly Recesses, but Could Be Called Back to Consider Middle East

The current session of the General Assembly recessed yesterday after its president, Corneliu Manescu, indicated that adjournment was not possible because the Middle East question remains on its agenda. Two other agenda issues, Southwest Africa and the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, have been resolved.

Mr. Manescu announced that agreement had been reached that the Assembly could reconvene when the Assembly president, after consulting member states and Secretary-General U Thant, determines that conditions are suitable. The current session is officially a continuation of the 22nd regular Assembly session which convened last September and recessed in December until April. The 23rd Assembly is scheduled to get under way in December.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Yosef Tekoah, conferred with Mr. Manescu and discussed the Middle East picture, an Israel source said.

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