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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
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54. The representative of Pakistan said that manufacturing capacity was a dynamic state and that it should therefore be left to each Member to ascertain this for itself. Regarding supplying Members, he supported the statement of the Norwegian delegate and said that he was yet to hear a convincing argument to exclude developed countries from being potential suppliers. He said that the reasoning given that including developed countries would be detrimental to the development of manufacturing capability in developing countries, or in some way stunt their growth, was not a convincing one. It was necessary, in his view, to keep the list of potential suppliers as broad and open-ended as possible.