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Juan Prat from the Commission of the European Communities, agreed with India, the Netherlands and US Vice President Al Gore who said that concrete steps should be taken in the intersessional period to move projects forward. The essential question for developing countries is trade liberalization and he supported India, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela in the need to avoid unilateral trade restrictions. Trade and environment should be mutually supportive in terms of sustainable development.