Minutes - TRIPS Council - View details of the intervention/statement

Ambassador Federico A. González (Paraguay) (24-25 October) and Mr. Martin Glass (Hong Kong, China) (17 November)
Angola on behalf of Least-developed countries
563. The representative of Angola, speaking on behalf of the LDC Group, noted that Egypt had a systemic concern it had expressed on behalf of the Arab Group. This had to be addressed in a positive way. He recalled that the status of ARIPO and OAPI had been under consideration for nearly one year. Time had been given for things to ripen and so he was ready to have consultations with respect to other organizations, for example, with the ACP Group, the South Centre and the GCC. A global approach was necessary to establish parameters to discuss this. However, a fixed approach did not seem to be appropriate. Positions might change, and there was, therefore, a need to be open, as it was important in multilateralism to have an open mind.