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Text of the Kreisky-brandt Document

July 11, 1978
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The following is the text of the Kreisky-Brandt document.

1) Peace between Israel and the Arab states can only be achieved by sincere and sustained negotiations. We urge Egypt and Israel to resume the negotiating process that was suspended in January, 1978 and to maintain the Sadat initiative until peace treaties are concluded and signed.

2) Peace must be based on the establishment of normal and friendly relations between Middle Eastern states in the diplomatic, economic, cultural and human fields. Peace means much more than the termination of the state of war. It involves the creation of a new system of regional relations based on close cooperation.

3) An important element in the peace settlement is the establishment of secure boundaries. In accordance with Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 Israel would withdraw in each sector to the secure boundaries thus agreed. The exact location of the peace boundaries remains to be determined in the peace negotiations and for Israeli security measures in such areas as the needs of security call for.

4) The establishment of peace requires the solution of the Palestinian problem in all its aspects. It must involve recognition of the rights of the Palestinians to participate in the determination of their own future through negotiations in which their elected representatives would take part.”

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