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UNITED KINGDOM-Major s Last Stand

programmes. Not all questions found answers; all controversies were not resolved; all personal equations were not straightened out. Quite a few of the participants felt that the deliberations of the meeting should have had some structure, should have focused on some specifics rather than been allowed such an open, free-wheeling run. But there were also those who felt that any predetermined structure would have inevitably left out some points which participants might deem relevant. That had in fact happened on some occasions in the past when more or less UNITED KINGDOM similar discussions were organised. The question whether such a discussion should seek to reach -an agreement on a specific programme of action to be launched immediately, generated quite a sharp difference of views. But there seemed to be no doubt that at the end of it all, the general feeling was that an unusually wide field had been purposefully explored, important conceptual/ideological as well as operational issues had been identified and the ground prepared for a more structured examination of and definitive formulations on such issues in the not too distant future. That, it was felt, was no mean achievement.

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