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Geneva Peace Conference (1973)

Geneva, Switzerland
1973-12-21 to 1973-12-29
Abba Eban, Israel: Participant, Ismail Fahmy, Egypt: Participant, Kurt Waldheim, United Nations: Sponsor, Andrei Gromyko, Soviet Union: Participant, Zeid El-Rifai, Jordan: Participant, Henry A. Kissinger, United States: Participant
An international conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21-29 December 1973, with the goal of promoting Arab-Israeli peace following the conclusion of the 1973 War. Sponsored by UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim and co-chaired by the United States and the Soviet Union, the conference included representatives from Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Israel refused to allow the PLO to represent the Palestinian people, which led to Syria's decision not to participate. No agreement was reached during the conference, but in early 1974 the Israeli-Egyptian and Israeli-Syrian disengagement agreements were signed,