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Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke (Barbados)
276. The representative of Argentina said that, since this was an annual report, Members were faced with the challenge of making it as factual as possible. She agreed with the procedure proposed by the Chair that the Secretariat send a revised version of the draft report, and give Members a time limit for comments, otherwise the report would be considered as approved. 277. She suggested adding, after the first sentence of paragraph 17, that "some delegations had mentioned that there were different opinions regarding whether this issue should be a standing item on the agenda". The second sentence should be made factual, since the language "continued its discussion" gave the impression that the only thing under discussion was the EC contribution. The same applied to the language in the last sentence "had further exchanges". In fact, there were different opinions regarding whether or not the topic should be included on the agenda. The paragraph should indicate that there was no agreement on the substance of the EC communications. The fact that other communications were also submitted should be reflected.