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Minister for the Environment Valdo Spini mentioned that developing countries must not repeat the industrialized world's pattern of environmental depletion. The CSD must see a rebellion of environment ministers against political inaction. Cooperation with Eastern Europe is essential, and he agreed with Germany that country- hosted thematic meetings will help facilitate the CSD's work. He called on the General Assembly to establish a working group to draft an international instrument for the development and conservation of world forests.