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ARTICLE 7 -- PRIORITY TO AFRICA:

Article 7 gives priority to affected African countries, while not neglecting other regions. Iran and Sweden wanted to ensure that other affected regions are not neglected. The G-77 proposed the following text that was agreed upon by the Working Group: "In implementing the provisions of this Convention, the Parties shall give priority to affected African countries in light of the particular situation prevailing in this region, while not neglecting other affected [developing] regions. This priority will be also applicable in the context of the Regional Implementation Annex for Africa."