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CONSULTATIONS ON PARAGRAPH 8.25

A small working group, chaired by Pakistan, was established to negotiate a compromise on paragraph 8.25. The group, which met late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, included: Iran, Egypt, the US, Norway, Indonesia, the EU, the Russian Federation, Barbados, South Africa, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, Benin and Malta. This group is expected to produce a consensus text that can be accepted by the Main Committee (with reservations, if necessary) on Friday.