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   The  Governments of the Member States and the Commission of the  European
   Communities were represented as follows:

   Belgium:
   Mr Willy CLAES               Minister for Foreign Affairs
   Mr Robert URBAIN             Minister  for  Foreign  Trade  and  European
                                Affairs

   Denmark:
   Mr Niels HELVEG PETERSEN     Minister for Foreign Affairs
   Mr Jorgen ØSTRØM MØLLER      State Secretary for Foreign Affairs

   Germany:
   Mr Klaus KINKEL              Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
   Mr Günter REXRODT            Minister for Economic Affairs
   Ms Ursula SEILER-ALBRING     Minister of State, Foreign Affairs

   Greece:
   Mr Theodoros PANGALOS        Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

   Spain:
   Mr Javier GÓMEZ-NAVARRO      Minister for Trade and Tourism
   Mr Carlos WESTENDORP         State  Secretary  for  Relations  with   the
                                European Communities

   France:
   Mr Alain JUPPE               Minister for Foreign Affairs
   Mr Alain LAMASSOURE          Minister  with  special  responsibility  for
                                European Affairs

   Ireland:
   Mr Dick SPRING               Minister for Foreign Affairs
   Mr Tom KITT                  Minister  of State at the Department of  the
                                Taoiseach  with special  responsibility  for
                                European Affairs

   Italy:
   Mr Beniamino ANDREATTA       Minister for Foreign Affairs

   Luxembourg:
   Mr Jacques POOS              Minister for Foreign Affairs

   Netherlands:
   Mr Peter KOOIJMANS           Minister for Foreign Affairs
   Mr Piet DANKERT              State Secretary for Foreign Affairs

   Portugal:
   Mr José Manuel DURAO BARROSO Minister for Foreign Affairs
   Mr Vitor MARTINS             State Secretary for European Affairs

   United Kingdom:
   Mr Douglas HURD              Secretary   of   State   for   Foreign   and
                                Commonwealth Affairs
   Mr David HEATHCOAT-AMORY     Minister of State, Foreign and  Commonwealth
                                Office

   Commission:
   Mr Jacques DELORS            President
   Sir Leon BRITTAN             Member
   Mr Manuel MARIN              Member
   Mr Hans VAN DEN BROEK        Member

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   TITLE  OF  THE COUNCIL FOLLOWING THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF  THE  TREATY  ON
   EUROPEAN UNION

   The Council adopted the following Decision:

   The  Council shall henceforth be called "Council of the  European  Union"
   and  shall  be  so designated in particular in all the  acts  it  adopts,
   including  those  under  Titles  V  and VI  of  the  TEU;  the  political
   statements  which the Council adopts under the CFSP shall accordingly  be
   made in the name of the "European Union".

   FOLLOW-UP TO THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON 29 OCTOBER 1993

   The  Council noted the work programme prepared by the Presidency for  the
   coming  months,  both  as regards the implementation  of  the  Treaty  on
   European  Union  in  the various sectors - EMU, CFSP,  home  affairs  and
   justice  and  democracy  and transparency - and  as  regards  growth  and
   employment and the enlargement negotiations.

   COMMERCIAL POLICY

   - Uruguay Round - Council conclusions

   The Council adopted the following conclusions on the Uruguay Round:

   "1.  The Council heard a statement by Sir Leon BRITTAN on the discussions
        he  had  held  with the United States and on  the  progress  of  the
        bilateral and multilateral talks in Geneva.

    2.  Referring  to  the conclusions of the Brussels European  Council  on
        29 October 1993,  the  Council  reaffirmed  that  it  was  now  more
        necessary  than  ever that every effort should be made to  reach  an
        overall,  lasting  and  balanced  agreement  in  the  Uruguay  Round
        negotiations  by  the  scheduled deadline  of  15 December 1993,  in
        accordance  with  the conclusions and guidelines laid  down  by  the
        Council on 20 September and 4 October 1993.

    3.  In  this  connection,  the Council voiced its concern  at  the  slow
        progress  of  the  negotiations and  at  certain  recent  blockages,
        particularly on the part of the Community's major trading  partners.
        It  considered that, if the negotiations were to succeed in the  few
        weeks  which  remained,  the  politicians  of  all  parties  to  the
        negotiations  must make a sustained effort and it was  essential  to
        return to the concept of globality of the negotiations by  advancing
        simultaneously on all fronts where there were still problems in  the
        various  areas  of  negotiation. It appeals  urgently  to  the  main
        partners  to  engage  more  actively  in  the  negotiations.  It  is
        desirable  that  the broad outlines of the final  general  agreement
        emerge by the end of November.

    4.  The  Council examined the problems outstanding on the basis  of  the
        written  report  submitted  to it by  the  Commission.  The  Council
        generally  endorsed  the assessments and guidelines in  the  report,
        subject to delegations' comments or additions.

        The Council noted that the Commission would shortly be submitting  a
        document on the basis of which it could decide on the best  approach
        for  safeguarding and promoting European cultural identities  within
        the audiovisual sector.

    5.  The  Council  recalled  that one of the  central  objectives  to  be
        achieved   by  concluding  the  Uruguay  Round  and  setting  up   a
        Multilateral Trade Organization (MTO) was the provision of a single,
        coherent  framework for monitoring compliance with  the  commitments
        given in all areas of the negotiations.  It was essential to achieve
        complete  equality  of treatment among all partners  with  the  same
        level   of  development  as  regards  the  compliance  of   national
        legislation with agreed multilateral rules and disciplines, and  the
        implementation of a multilateral integrated system for disputes.

    6.  In  this  final,  crucial phase of  the  negotiations,  the  Council
        stressed  the  need  for  Community  cohesion  and  solidarity.  The
        Presidency,  in contact with the Member States and  the  Commission,
        will   ensure  that  the  necessary  co-ordination  procedures   are
        established, including the convening of a special Council meeting. "

   - Commercial policy instruments

   The Council instructed the Permanent Representatives Committee to examine
   the  recent  Commission  proposal  concerning  the  acceleration  of  the
   investigation periods for Community trade protection measures and  agreed
   to  resume  its  discussions  on this proposal  and  on  the  problem  of
   commercial   policy   instruments   as  a  whole  at   its   meeting   on
   6 December 1993.

   RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA

   - Negotiation  of  a Partnership Agreement - review  of  the  negotiating
   directives

   The  Council  approved  the additional  negotiating  directives  for  the
   Commission  in  order  to  permit it  to  complete  rapidly  the  current
   negotiations  with  Russia for the conclusion of a  Partnership  and  Co-
   operation Agreement.

   - Monitoring of the elections in Russia - Joint Action

   In  line  with  the general guidelines set by  the  European  Council  on
   29 October 1993,  the Council decided on the joint action concerning  the
   dispatch  of a team of observers for the parliamentary elections  in  the
   Russian  Federation (the text of the Decision on the joint action is  set
   out in Annex I).

   RELATIONS WITH MOROCCO

   The  Council had an exchange of views on the last remaining  problems  as
   regards the negotiating directives for a new agreement with Morocco.

   In  conclusion,  the  Council instructed  the  Permanent  Representatives
   Committee to continue work on the matter to enable it swiftly to  approve
   these terms of reference.

   RELATIONS WITH TUNISIA

   The  Council noted that the Commission would shortly be submitting  draft
   negotiating directives for the conclusion of a Partnership Agreement with
   Tunisia and instructed the Permanent Representatives Committee to examine
   the  draft  so  that  the Council could discuss  it  at  its  meeting  on
   6 December 1993.

   ACCESS TO INFORMATION

   The Council had an exchange of views on a small number of questions still
   outstanding  as regards the adoption of a common code of conduct for  the
   Council and the Commission establishing the principles for public  access
   to  information, pursuant to the conclusions of the  Copenhagen  European
   Council.

   The Council instructed the Permanent Representatives Committee to  resume
   proceedings  at its level with a view to reaching final agreement on  the
   matter.

   EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT COMMITTEES OF INQUIRY

   The  Council  adopted the internal arrangements necessary  to  enable  an
   interinstitutional (Council, European Parliament and Commission)  Working
   Party  to  meet  with the task of identifying  problems  related  to  the
   implementation  of Article 138c of the Treaty on European Union  -  which
   provides  for  the setting up of temporary Committees of  Inquiry  -  and
   devising ways to reach agreement as soon as possible.

   ACCESSION NEGOTIATIONS

   The  Council prepared the Ministerial negotiating meetings with  Austria,
   Sweden,  Finland and Norway, which were held on the morning  of  Tuesday,
   9 November 1993.

   The aim of the meetings was in particular to:

   -  take stock of progress in the negotiations;

   -  record  that the negotiations were now formally for the  accession  of
      the  applicant  States to the European Union and  would  therefore  be
      conducted under Article O of the Maastricht Treaty;

   -  extend  the  work  programme  to the new chapters  of  the  Treaty  on
      European Union, namely EMU, CFSP, home affairs and justice;

   -  confirm  together with the applicant States the objectives  which  the
      European  Council had defined for the accession date,  1 January 1995,
      the  date for the completion of the negotiations, 1 March 1994,  which
      in  particular implied that a significant breakthrough should be  made
      before the end of the year.

   STABILITY PACT

   The  Council  took note of an interim report submitted by  the  Political
   Committee dealing mainly with consultations to date with third  countries
   in  connection with the European Union initiative in the form of a  joint
   action on a stability pact in Europe.

   FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

   On  the basis of the general guidelines given by the European Council  on
   29 October 1993,  the Council decided on the joint action on support  for
   the  convoying  of  humanitarian aid in Bosnia-Herzegovina  (set  out  in
   Annex II).

   The Council also held an exchange of views on the situation in the former
   Yugoslavia and on the various aspects of the negotiations.  It agreed  to
   return  to  the  question  as a whole  at  an  extraordinary  meeting  on
   22 November 1993 in Luxembourg.

   Lastly,  the  Council  heard  a  report  by  Ambassador  Napolitano,  the
   sanctions  co-ordinator,  on  the application of  the  sanctions  against
   Serbia/Montenegro  and on their implications for neighbouring  countries.
   It   will  likewise  return  to  this  question  at  the   aforementioned
   extraordinary Council meeting.

   RELATIONS WITH BULGARIA

   The  Council  was  unable to reach a decision on  the  conclusion  of  an
   interim agreement with Bulgaria because of the continuing disagreement at
   Community  level  on  the implementation of  certain  provisions  of  the
   agreement.  The  Presidency stated that it would seek a way  of  removing
   this  impasse through bilateral contacts, at the highest level, with  the
   Member States.

   SOUTH AFRICA - COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS

   1. It  will  be  recalled that, at its meeting  on  29 October 1993,  the
      European  Council instructed the Council, as a matter of priority,  to
      define  the conditions and procedures for joint action with regard  to
      South Africa, aimed at support for the transition towards multi-racial
      democracy   in  South Africa  through  a  co-ordinated  programme   of
      assistance  in  preparing for the elections and monitoring  them,  and
      through  the  creation  of an appropriate  co-operation  framework  to
      consolidate the economic and social foundations of that transition.

   2. The Council agreed to implement a co-ordinated programme of assistance
      in  preparing  for  the elections and monitoring  them,  the  detailed
      arrangements for which will be defined by the end of November.

   3. As  regards the creation of an appropriate co-operation  framework  to
      consolidate  the  economic and social foundations of  transition,  the
      Council:

      - took   note  of  the  proceedings  in  Coreper  on  the   Commission
        communication, the purpose of which is the gradual normalization  of
        relations   between   the  Community  and  South Africa   based   on
        South Africa's   progress  towards  democracy.  It   confirmed   its
        agreement on the phased approach advocated by the Commission and  on
        the  general  content  of the guidelines proposed for  a  policy  to
        support the transition to democracy in South Africa;

      - invited   Coreper  to  study  certain  aspects  of  the   Commission
        communication   in   greater  detail.  The  outcome   of   Coreper's
        proceedings  will  serve  as  a basis for  the  contacts  which  the
        Commission   will  initiate  at  the  appropriate  time   with   the
        Transitional Executive Council (TEC), in close co-operation with the
        Member States;

      - agreed on the need at the same time to continue internal discussions
        on  the longer-term future of relations between the Community and  a
        democratic South Africa.

   4. A  new Working Party on South Africa will continue discussions on  the
      implementation of the joint action.

   5. The Council decided that, once the TEC was in place, it would lift the
      two  sanctions  prohibiting any further co-operation  in  the  nuclear
      sector  and stopping exports of sensitive equipment intended  for  the
      police and armed forces.

   FUTURE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND SWITZERLAND - COUNCIL
   CONCLUSIONS

   The  Council  held an exchange of views on the  Commission  communication
   regarding the Community's future relations with Switzerland.

   The  Council noted the approach to future European policy set out by  the
   Swiss  Federal Council, which is based on the desire to keep all  options
   open  in order to secure active co-operation with the Community,  founded
   on  a community of interests, including, depending on how  the  situation
   develops,  participation in the EEA and accession to the European  Union.
   The  Council  also  noted that in the  present  circumstances  the  Swiss
   authorities  wished to develop bilateral relations with the Community  in
   the immediate future.

   The  Council  drew attention to the close and  mutually  beneficial  ties
   traditionally  linking the Community to Switzerland, which is one of  its
   major  partners.  The  Council  confirmed the  importance  which  it  too
   attached to developing co-operation with Switzerland in the interests and
   to  the  benefit  of both parties.  While pleased  that  the  options  of
   participation  in  the EEA and accession to the European  Union  remained
   open, the Council expressed the Community's willingness to negotiate  new
   sectoral  agreements with Switzerland on the basis of an overall  balance
   of  mutual  advantages and, at the same time, to develop  the  Free-Trade
   Agreement.

   The  Council felt that relations with Switzerland might be  developed  in
   the  following areas in particular: transport, free movement of  persons,
   research,  access  to  the market for  agricultural  products,  technical
   barriers  to  trade, access to public contracts,  veterinary  and  plant-
   health legislation, intellectual property, geographical designations  and
   designations of origin.

   The  Council trusts that negotiations can be started soon,  initially  in
   the areas of transport, free movement of persons, research and access  to
   the market for agricultural products, and as far as possible also in  the
   areas of technical barriers to trade and access to public contracts.

   In this connection the Council notes that it already has before it  draft
   negotiating directives for transport and calls on the Commission  shortly
   to submit draft negotiating directives for the other areas concerned.

   The Council also hopes that a solution can soon be found, under the Free-
   Trade  Agreement,  to  the rules of origin  problem  resulting  from  the
   forthcoming entry into force of the EEA without Swiss participation.

   The  Council  intends  to  make sure  that,  where  necessary,  there  is
   appropriate linkage between the various sectoral agreements concerned.

   RELATIONS WITH TURKEY

   The Council determined the position to be adopted by the Community at the
   34th meeting of the Association Council with Turkey at Ministerial level,
   which was held in the evening of Monday, 8 November 1993 (See Joint Press
   Release, CEE-TR 124/93).

   ALUMINIUM IMPORTS FROM RUSSIA, UKRAINE, TAJIKISTAN AND AZERBAIJAN

   The  Council  approved  the  directives  authorizing  the  Commission  to
   negotiate  quantitative arrangements on trade in aluminium products  with
   Russia,  Ukraine,  Tajikistan and Azerbaijan, which are  to  replace  the
   safeguard measures decided on by the Commission in August 1993 and due to
   expire at the end of November.

   ANNEX I

   DISPATCH OF A TEAM OF OBSERVERS FOR THE
   PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

   THE COUNCIL of the European Union,

   having  regard to the Treaty on European Union and in particular  Article
   J.3 thereof,

   Having regard to the general guidelines issued by the European Council on
   29 October 1993  whereby support for the democratic process initiated  in
   Russia was adopted as an area of joint action,

   HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS,

   1. The  European Union will send a team of observers to  the  forthcoming
      legislative  elections  (December 1993) and the election  campaign  in
      Russia, in accordance with the wishes of the Russian authorities.

   2. The  European Union will co-ordinate its efforts in  conjunction  with
      the  international organizations concerned, including the  Council  of
      Europe and the CSCE.

   3. To these ends, there will be set up in Moscow a Special  Co-ordination
      and Reception Unit placed under the authority of the Presidency,  with
      which  the Commission, also acting within its own terms of  reference,
      will be fully associated.  The task of the Special Unit will be to:

      - co-ordinate the observers from the European Union;

      - provide    on-the-spot   co-ordination   with   the    international
        organizations concerned and with the other international observers;

      - provide  a  link  with  the  appropriate  Russian  authorities,   in
        particular to assist the observers in the performance of their  task
        and  to  ensure  a balanced deployment of  the  available  observers
        throughout the territory.

   4. The  Special Co-ordination and Reception Unit will make an  assessment
      of  the conduct of the election process on the basis of  the  accounts
      given  by  the  observers and will report to  the  Council  before  31
      December 1993.

   5. The  expenditure of the Special Co-ordination and Reception Unit  will
      be  considered  administrative  expenditure incurred  by  the  Council
      within the meaning of Article J.11(2) of the Treaty on European Union.

      The expenditure of observers from the Member States shall be  defrayed
      by the latter.

   6. This Decision will come into force on the date of its publication  and
      will apply until 31 December 1993.

   7. This  Decision  will  be  published in the  Official  Journal  of  the
      European Union.

   ANNEX II

   THE  CONVOYING OF HUMANITARIAN AID IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA :  JOINT  ACTION
   ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL

   THE COUNCIL of the European Union,

   Having  regard  to  the  Treaty on  European  Union,  and  in  particular
   Article J.3 thereof,

   Having  regard to the general guidelines of the European Council  meeting
   on  29 October 1993  adopting  the search for a  negotiated  and  lasting
   solution  to  the  conflict in former Yugoslavia  and  the  convoying  of
   humanitarian aid in Bosnia-Herzegovina as an area of joint action,

   HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

   1. The  European Union will step up its efforts to assist  the  suffering
      populations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  To that end, it is willing to:

      - increase  its  contribution  towards the  resources  placed  at  the
        disposal of the HCR;

      - support  the convoying of international aid, in  particular  through
        the identification, restoration and preservation of priority routes.

   2. The Presidency shall be responsible for contacting the co-Chairmen  of
      the London Conference Steering Committee, the HCR and Unprofor with  a
      view  to identifying priority routes, in particular to  Sarajevo,  and
      studying  the  conditions  for and ways and  means  of  reopening  the
      airports at Tuzla and Mostar.

   3. The Presidency and the Commission, assisted by the ECMM and the  ECTF,
      will  draw up a report on aid convoying requirements in close  liaison
      with the HCR and Unprofor.  The role and possible strengthening of the
      ECMM and the ECTF will be evaluated in this context.

    4.  On  the  basis  of that report, the Council will  adopt  the  budget
        necessary to finance the requirements thus defined.  It will  decide
        on  the  proportion to be covered by the  Community  budget,  taking
        account   of   available  national   contributions.  The   budgetary
        procedure  provided  for  in the Treaty  establishing  the  European
        Community  will  apply to the proportion covered  by  the  Community
        budget.

        At the same time, the Presidency will approach third countries  with
        a  view  to  obtaining from them additional  contributions  for  the
        humanitarian action in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    5.  Lord Owen, together with Mr Stoltenberg and in co-operation with the
        Presidency  the HCR and Unprofor, shall be responsible for  bringing
        all  the  parties  to the conflict  in  Bosnia-Herzegovina  together
        shortly  in order to obtain their firm and specific  commitment,  in
        particular at local level, to the preservation of priority routes as
        identified.

    6.  All  appropriate means will be put in hand to support the  convoying
        of  humanitarian  aid via priority routes, in  accordance  with  the
        relevant Security Council Resolutions.

    7.  The  Member  States  of the Union will  do  everything  possible  to
        strengthen their participation in Unprofor, particularly in the area
        of  logistical  support  and engineering.  The  Presidency  will  be
        responsible  for studying, in close liaison with the United  Nations
        Secretary-General,  ways  and means of obtaining  additional  third-
        country contributions to Unprofor.

    8.  The Commission shall be associated in full with the tasks  entrusted
        to the Presidency in accordance with Article J.5(3) of the Treaty.

    9.  The  Union's position will, if necessary, be defended in  accordance
        with  Article  J.5  should implementation of  the  joint  action  as
        defined necessitate the intervention of the Security Council.

   10.  This Decision shall enter into force on today's date and shall apply
        until  31 March 1994,  subject to any subsequent  extensions  to  be
        decided  on  by  the Council.  The Presidency  will  report  to  the
        Council  regularly  on  the  progress  and  implementation  of  this
        Decision.

   11.  This  Decision  will  be published in the Official  Journal  of  the
        European Union.

   OTHER DECISIONS
   (adopted unanimously without debate unless otherwise stated)

   Relations  with  the former USSR - International Science  and  Technology
   Centre (ISTC) : Statute and administrative documents

   The Council approved the following documents as a Community position:

   -  the Statute of the ISTC;
   -  the criteria for project evaluation;
   -  the rules of procedure of the Governing Board;
   -  the setting-up of the Co-ordination Committee;
   -  the procedures for the accession of new members to the Centre, and
   -  the procedures for requesting representation on the Governing Board;

   The Council authorized the members representing the Community on the ISTC
   Governing  Board  in due course to agree to any minor amendments  to  the
   Statute,  and  to take part in defining the criteria  for  admitting  new
   members  to the Governing Board, on the basis of the guidelines  entitled
   "ISTC Board membership - Community position" provided by the Commission.

   Lastly,  the  Council  appointed  Mr W. HÄFELE  and  Mr  A.  ZICHICHI  to
   represent the Community on the ISTC Scientific Advisory Board.

   European Energy Charter

   The  Council  took  stock of progress in the negotiations  on  the  draft
   Energy  Charter  Treaty,  and  approved the  approach  suggested  by  the
   Community  delegation  in  the negotiations on the Treaty,  in  order  to
   conclude  an  agreement  which,  while  taking  into  account  the   real
   difficulties  faced  by  countries  in  transition,  at  the  same   time
   encouraged  investment, provided sufficient guarantees to  investors  and
   enshrined the principle of national treatment.

   The  Council  also  stressed  that the  Community  had  to  maintain  its
   initiative in the ongoing negotiation process, in which over 50 countries
   are participating.

   It will be remembered that the European Energy Charter was signed in  The
   Hague on 17 December 1991 with the aim of establishing the framework  for
   a  European  efficient energy market enabling security of  supply  to  be
   ensured,  energy  efficiency  to be improved  and  adverse  environmental
   impacts of energy production to be limited.

   The  draft  Charter  Treaty under  negotiation  since  September 1991  is
   intended  to  place  the  Charter commitments on  a  secure  and  binding
   international legal basis.

   To  arrive  at  a solution to the problems still  under  discussion,  the
   approach recommended by the Council consists of two stages:

   1. signing of a Treaty containing all the elements on which agreement can
      already be reached, particularly in the chapters on trade and  transit
      and,  with regard to investment, consensus should be achieved  on  the
      application of the principle of national treatment;

   2. commitment   to  a  second  round  of  negotiations  limited  to   the
      arrangements  for  applying the same principle in  the  pre-investment
      stage.

   Textiles - trade in clothing products with Turkey

   The  Council  adopted a Decision concluding the arrangement  between  the
   European Community and Turkey on trade in clothing products.

   Agriculture

   The  Council  adopted,  with  the abstention of  the  United  Kingdom,  a
   Regulation  laying down special measures to encourage the  processing  of
   certain citrus fruits.

   Community  aid is thereby granted for processing oranges,  mandarins  and
   clementines into juice and satsumas into segments.

   Appointment of members of the ECSC Consultative Committee

   The  Council  appointed  the following to replace  members  of  the  ECSC
   Consultative Committee who had resigned, for the remainder of their  term
   of office, which runs until 10 June 1995:

   -  Mr   Salvatoro   BIONDO,  nominated  by   the   Federazione   Italiana
      Metalmeccanici, to replace Mr. G. CAPRIOLI;

   -  Mr  A.S.  MacDONALD, nominated by the United  Kingdom  government,  to
      replace Mr R. RAWLINS;

   -  Mr  Jacques FONTAINE, nominated by the Fédération générale du  travail
      de Belgique, to replace Mr M. CORNET.

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