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Ambassador Yonov Agah (Nigeria)
216. The representative of China said that the Article 67 review was not a unilateral process. It should be governed by the principles and the mandate of the multilateral process under Article 67 review. He referred to the minutes of the Council' meeting in June 2006, paragraph 159, in which the European Communities had indicated that, by requesting the item on enforcement to be put on the agenda again, it did not wish to be "negative" or engage in "finger-pointing". He also referred to the minutes of the October 2006 meeting, which showed that the EC delegation had repeated that the objective was not finger-pointing. However, he felt that the same rule should apply in this area.