A so-called dialogue between rich and poor nations reached its half-way stage in Paris, France, on Thursday (8 July) with a call from the United States for immediate action now groundwork was complete.
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Background: A so-called dialogue between rich and poor nations reached its half-way stage in Paris, France, on Thursday (8 July) with a call from the United States for immediate action now groundwork was complete.
SYNOPSIS: 27 nations or groups of nations from the industrialised west, major oil exporters and developing states took part in the three-day talks. The dialogue began in Paris in Paris in February with four specialist commissions dealing with energy problems, raw materials and development aid and finances. It's expected to reach a decisive stage at a ministerial conference in December. While all sides have stressed the need for more action from the negotiations, dialogue officials are hesitant to predict what sort of decisions can be expected. But at Thursday's session the United States made it quite clear it wanted the group to launch into action now that the six months' groundwork was complete and its delegate, Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, William Rogers, pinpointed five areas where those involved should strive to reach agreement. He didn't elaborate on his statement but concluded that although the U.S. recognised that there were wide differences between some members in some spheres ... he believed that together they could meet the challenge of the north-south dialogue to the benefit of all nations.