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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
B Arrangements for Cooperation with WIPO
15. The representative of Paraguay pointed to complementarity as a guiding principle in trying to find the most practical and efficient form of cooperation between the two Organizations and their Secretariats. In this context, an informal joint working group might be considered sooner or later. Such a group could be a helpful means for achieving certain results, in particular in the area of prime urgency, notification procedures, since with the help of WIPO's infrastructure and experience duplication of efforts could be avoided. Also in the area of technical assistance the need for a cooperative relationship with WIPO was obvious. WIPO had been offering technical assistance for some years already and a system of mutual support between the two Organizations should be considered, aimed at adapting WIPO's present system of technical cooperation to countries' needs in respect of the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement. Thus, countries would be enabled to meet their obligations at the appropriate time.