Waldheim Presents Sinai Pact Text to the Security Council
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Waldheim Presents Sinai Pact Text to the Security Council

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Secretary General Kurt Waldheim presented the text of the new Israeli-Egyptian interim agreement to the Security Council and reported on preliminary follow-up arrangements. He said that he was informed that the relevant documents of the agreement would be signed in Geneva tomorrow and that within five days thereafter Egyptian and Israeli representatives will begin work on a detailed protocol for carrying out the basic agreement.

Waldheim has already instructed Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo, commander of the UN peace-keeping forces in the Middle East, who presided at the meetings of the military working group for the first Israeli-Egyptian disengagement agreement in 1974, to go to Geneva in order to be available in the same capacity. Waldheim also said that as soon as additional information was available to him he would submit a further report to the Council on the new Sinai agreement and in particular on the related arrangements involving UN operations in the area.


(In Jerusalem, it was reported that an Israeli delegation left today for Geneva to sign the accord and to work out the implementing military proto-

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