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PLO Chairman Arafat's Speech at the Signing of the Declaration of Principles (1993)

Location
Washington, DC
Date
1993-09-12
People
Andrey Kozyrev, Russian Federation: Subject, Johan Jørgen Holst, Norway: Subject, Boris Yeltsin, Russian Federation: Subject, Yasser Arafat, PLO: Speaker, Warren Christopher, United States: Subject, William J. Clinton, United States: Subject
A speech given by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat at the signing ceremony for the Declaration of Principles (Oslo I Accord) in Washington, DC, on 13 September 1993. Arafat called for a final Israeli-Palestinian settlement, based on Resolutions 242 and 338 and encompassing the issues of Jerusalem, settlements, refugees and borders. He noted that a "just and comprehensive peace" would put an end to an "historic injustice", fostering development and cooperation in the region.