36. The Chairperson said that this item had been put on the agenda at the request of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and South Africa. A relevant communication from the co-sponsors had been circulated in document IP/C/W/639.
37. The representatives of Brazil, South Africa, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile, Singapore, Canada, China, Australia, Argentina, India, Indonesia, Switzerland, the United States, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and the European Union took the floor.
38. The Council took note of the statements made.