Letter from Israel’s Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
to Norwegian Foreign Minister Johan Holst
Reassurances on Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, 11 October 1993.
Dear Minister Holst,
I wish to confirm that the Palestinian institutions of East Jerusalem and the interests and well-being of the Palestinians of East Jerusalem are of great importance and will be preserved.
Therefore, all the Palestinian institutions of East Jerusalem, including the economic, social, educational and cultural, and the holy Christian and Muslim places, are performing an essential task for the Palestinian population.
Needless to say, we will not hamper their activity; on the contrary, the fulfillment of this important mission is to be encouraged.
Sincerely, Shimon Peres Foreign Minister of Israel
His Excellency Johan Jorgen Holst Foreign Minister of Norway
Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at mfa.gov.il.