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A first draft of the political declaration is unlikely to be circulated before Tuesday. The Bureau reportedly considered an early version Friday and is taking preliminary soundings. Observers note that the tenor of the declaration must reflect the strength and quality of commitment reflected in the negotiations and that the jury is still out on such a judgement. Chair Tolba suggested earlier that the draft not exceed three pages and contain no specific targets. Delegations are still exchanging views on the inclusion of targets.