The London Agreement
London, 11 April 1987
[informal agreement between the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, and King Hussein of Jordan]
(Accord between the Government of Jordan, which has confirmed it to the United States, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, ad referendum to the Government of Israel. Parts “A” and “B”, which when they become public upon agreement of the parties, will be treated as U.S. proposals to which Jordan and Israel have agreed. Part “C” is to be treated, in great confidentiality, as commitments to the U.S. from the Government of Jordan to be transmitted to the Government of Israel.)
A Three-Part Understanding Between Jordan and Israel
A. Invitation by UN Secretary General
B. Resolutions of the International Conference
C. The Modalities Agreed Upon by Jordan-Israel
A. The Secretary General will issue invitations to the five permanent members of the Security Council and the Parties involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict in order to negotiate a peaceful settlement based on Resolutions 242 and 338 with the objects of bringing a comprehensive peace to the area, security to its states and to respond to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
B. The Participants in the Conference agree that the purpose of the negotiations is the peaceful solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict based on Resolutions 242 and 338 and a peaceful solution of the Palestinian problem in all its aspects. The Conference invites the Parties to form geographical bilateral committees to negotiate mutual issues.
C. Jordan and Israel have agreed that: (I) the International Conference will not impose any solution or veto any Agreement arrived at between the Parties; (II) the negotiations will be conducted in bilateral committees directly; (III) the Palestinian issue will be dealt with in the committee of the Jordanian-Palestinian and Israeli delegations; (IV) the Palestinians’ representatives will be included in the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation; (V) participation in the Conference will be based on the Parties’ acceptance of Resolutions 242 and 338 and the renunciation of violence and terrorism; (VI) each committee will negotiate independently; (VII) other issues will be decided by mutual agreement between Jordan and Israel.
The above understanding is subject to approval of the respective Governments of Israel and Jordan. The text of this paper will be shown and suggested to the U.S.A.
Source: at ecf.org.il.