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Eec Members All ‘agreed’ on Mideast Document, Schumann Says

July 21, 1971
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Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann said today that all six member nations of the European Common Market were “in agreement” on a joint working paper stating their common policy on the Middle East. The document, never officially released, calls among other things for Israel’s withdrawal to its pre-June, 1967 borders and international status for Jerusalem. Replying in writing to a parliamentary question from Jean Lecanuet, leader of the moderate Centrist-Democratic faction, Schumann stressed that the working paper was “the result of joint efforts” and “expresses a common thought and a common approach.” He said the general outline of the document was made known to the United Nations Secretary General “in accordance with our joint aim, namely to help Ambassador Jarring to successfully fulfill his mission.”

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