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IN THE CORRIDORS

A flurry of activity in the corridors yesterday was indicative of earnest attempts to secure a text that will accommodate the Russian Federation and Polish positions on high seas enclaves. Several delegates conceded that there is some common ground on this issue, but that efforts must continue. An earlier Russian Federation statement mentioned the "adoption of unilateral measures, supported, if necessary, by the use of naval forces". Delegates during the last three years have worked hard to move away from gunboat diplomacy. It would be disappointing if the Draft Agreement failed to catch, what appears to be the single largest remaining transboundary issue in the cod-end.