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REPUBLIC OF KOREA:

Wonil Cho stressed the need for the mandate of the Conference to be carried out within the framework of UNCLOS. The Chair"s revised draft should reflect greater balance between the positions of coastal and distant water fishing States. The sections dealing with new participants, compliance and enforcement, port State jurisdiction, and the abuse of rights and enclaves should be further improved during the upcoming sessions. He expressed concern about the issue of arrest and detention by coastal States and port States. The outcome of the Conference should be the formulation of appropriate recommendations rather than a legally-binding instrument.