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ARTICLE 8 -- RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER CONVENTIONS:

Paragraph 1 states that the Parties shall encourage the coordination of activities carried out under this Convention and other instruments. Paragraph 2 states that this Convention shall not affect the rights and obligations of any Party deriving from a bilateral, regional or global agreement entered into before this Convention. There was concern expressed by China and Saudi Arabia that some countries are not Parties to all these other conventions. The US requested that paragraph 2 be revisited at a later date to ensure that it does not conflict with the rest of the Convention. Both of these paragraphs remain bracketed.

PART III: ACTION PROGRAMMES, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND SUPPORTING MEASURES

SECTION 1: ACTION PROGRAMMES