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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
E.i Updated information on technical cooperation activities
44. The representative of India thanked the representative of the European Communities for the information he had provided at the last meeting on their technical cooperation programmes for certain countries in the south Asian region, including India. He had checked with the Ministries concerned in his Government and noted that the EC had proposed about five years ago to consider modernization of the intellectual property administration system in India. India much appreciated this initiative and, after consultations, the terms of reference had been finalized early in 1998. Since that time, whilst there had been three or four bilateral discussions, India was awaiting further progress from the European Commission on this proposal.