12.1. The Chairman said that the item had been put on the agenda at the written request by the delegations of Canada, Chile, the European Union, Korea, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, and the United States.
12.2. The representatives of the United States, Canada, Korea, Chile, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, the European Union, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, India and Ecuador took the floor under this agenda item. The statements will be reproduced in an addendum to the present record.
12.3. The Council took note of the statements made.