Subj:   RE: Submission from Norway to the HNS-LNG correspondence group

From:   Marier, François <>

Date:   Thu, September 20, 2007







Dear Erik:

Thank you again for your reply. Your suggestion is indeed a good one and does add some clarity to the issue as well as address some of our concerns. You are in fact, very correct in your assessment of the upcoming discussion. However, we would also add that it is not simply a matter of willingness to act as I believe that willingness was always there as is evident in the years of work many states have devoted to establishing an international HNS regime. It is also a matter of whether states can indeed act within the current confines of the 1996 HNS Convention. See you in London.

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