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PART VIII - PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES

Article 26, on the obligation to settle disputes by peaceful means; Article 27, the prevention of disputes; and Article 28, disputes of a technical nature, were agreed as amended.

On Article 29, the Chair noted the stylistic changes to paragraphs 1 and 2, but a Russian Federation intervention questioned the overall intent of the article. Interventions by Iceland, Indonesia, Peru and others indicated the complexity of the issues raised. The Chair agreed further work is needed to improve and clarify the text.