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Ambassador Chak Mun See (Singapore)
World Trade Organization
46. The representative of the Secretariat said that the discussions with the International Bureau of WIPO were ongoing. He recalled that the two Secretariats had already cooperated in this area on the basis of the cooperation agreement between the two Organizations of December 1995 and were looking at how to intensify this cooperation using the positive experience they had with the joint initiative the two organizations had launched in 1998 in view of the obligation for developing country Members to meet their commitments under the Agreement by 1 January 2000 and taking into account the needs of least-developed countries.