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AOSIS MEETING

The Chair cancelled the PrepCom's informal session Tuesday afternoon to allow AOSIS/G-77 to continue its work in integrating the comments of non-G-77 delegates, NGOs, UN agencies and others into the "Basic Elements" text. They expect to produce a revised text overnight. They are also incorporating some of their own ideas into the text as there was some internal criticism within AOSIS due to omissions in the first draft. The meeting was not expected to address the structure of the document, although this clearly remains a major issue for a number of delegations. It was expected to be another late night for AOSIS, especially for the delegates who have been playing a mediating role between the two major regional groups within AOSIS.