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Third Rogers Plan (1971)

A plan proposed by US Secretary of State William P. Rogers in a speech before the UN General Assembly on 4 October 1971. In light of difficulties in implementing UN Security Council Resolution 242 and reaching a comprehensive Arab-Israeli settlement, Rogers proposed an interim agreement to be signed between Egypt and Israel. This agreement would involve maintaining the ceasefire that ended the War of Attrition, allowing the Suez Canal to be reopened, redeploying Israeli forces east of the Canal and promoting an overall settlement. Though the initiative failed to prevent the 1973 War, a similar interim agreement was eventually signed in 1975, paving the road for the Israel-Egypt peace treaty.