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Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, and Tanzania supported the establishment of the two ad hoc intersessional working groups on technology and finance. Colombia, on behalf of the 130 members of the Group of 77, said that the establishment of the CSD's intersessional working groups need to have an agenda of themes that include the review of financial requirements and the policy framework for their effective mobilization as well as the requisite actions needed for removing the barriers that interfere with the transfer of technology. On behalf of the European Union, Belgium urged that the CSD intersessional working groups should focus on technical aspects, not policy.

On behalf of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, Chile said that the creation of the two CSD working groups on technology transfer and finance has generated new expectations for a solution to these serious problems. Overcoming these obstacles is a prerequisite for the implementation of all of the agreements reached in Rio and sustainable development.