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UNITED STATES:

The Hon. Timothy E. Wirth said that President Clinton has added four new elements to US global policy: democracy, environment, population and sustainable development. He said that the US wants to join in partnership with other countries in a strong intersessional effort and to confirm this commitment he announced that the US is joining with Colombia to contribute to preparation for the intersessional working group on technology transfer, cooperation and capacity building. COLOMBIA responded that this is the best possible way to implement the Spirit of Rio and enthusiastically welcomed the new North-South spirit and partnership for sustainable development.