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Ambassador Yonov Agah (Nigeria)
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115. The Chairman recalled that the provisions of the TRIPS Council's 2005 decision on the extension of LDCs' transition period provided that "with a view to facilitating targeted technical and financial cooperation programmes, all the least-developed country Members will provide to the Council for TRIPS, preferably by the 1 January 2008, as much information as possible on their individual priority needs for technical and financial cooperation in order to assist them taking steps necessary to implement the TRIPS Agreement". As the Council had been previously informed, the national workshops that the WTO Secretariat had recently organized for LDCs had included components geared towards this type of needs assessment. He urged LDCs that were interested in such activities to contact the Secretariat.