Extract from minutes of the 423rd meeting of the WEU Council held at ministerial level on 1 July 1971 in London (London, 13 October 1971)

At the 423rd meeting of the Council of Western European Union (WEU), held at ministerial level on 1 July 1971 in London and chaired by the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the delegations discuss the situation in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. On the matter of a possible provisional arrangement between Egypt and Israel, Sir Alec Douglas-Home remains very sceptical as to whether such an arrangement would be accepted. The French State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry, Jean de Lipkowski, also does not believe in a partial settlement to the conflict. Nevertheless, he notes that the countries involved are expecting the European powers to continue to uphold the law and to reiterate the principles that should guide the international community as it seeks to establish a just peace in the area.

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Source: Conseil de l'Union de l'Europe occidentale. Extrait du compte rendu de la 423e réunion du Conseil tenue au niveau ministériel le 1er juillet 1971 à Londres . CR (71) 14. Exemplaire No. 4. 13.10.1971. pp. [s.p]; 10-11; 19-32.

Ministère des Affaires étrangères. Centre des Archives diplomatiques de Nantes. Archives rapatriées de l'ambassade de France à Londres. Série «Union de l'Europe occidentale (UEO)». 1953-1992 (2002). 378PO/UEO/1-389. Numéro 33. Cote UEO.1.2. Londres. Réunion ministérielle 1er juillet 1971. 1970-1974.

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