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Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
G.ii Technical and financial cooperation (paragraph 33 of document IP/C/8)
54. The representative of Norway said that, however important the obligation to provide technical and financial assistance on TRIPS related matters was, his delegation was hesitant to expand the scope of the high-level meeting. It had been agreed that the meeting should focus on least-developed countries in a serious attempt to enhance their integration in the multilateral trading system. Assistance to more advanced developing countries was also very important, but should be referred to other fora.