STRASBOURG (May. 19)
The European Parliament called today on the governments of the 10 European Economic Community member-states to take an active part in the UN-sponsored international conference on Palestine scheduled to take place next summer in Paris.
The European Parliament resolution was adopted by a large majority in spite of the fact that the governments of the 10 states have condemned the conference and have announced that they will not participate.
France’s Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson has condemned the forthcoming meeting as “not a productive move” and has called on the Palestinian leadership and on the Arab states to call off the scheduled meeting. The conference, decided by a UN General Assembly vote last summer, is to take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris August 16-27.