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MR. CHAIRMAN AND DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUES:
In the note verbale of October 2, 1967, from its Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the United States Government indicated that it considered Articles 27 and 28 on the interpretation of treaties to lay down "overly rigid and unnecessarily restricted requirements."
It is the purpose of the amendment submitted by the United States Delegation in Document L. 156 to suggest a simple and easy way of eliminating these difficulties in Articles 27 and 28 and of re-establishing the authority and viability of a process of interpretation which has served the peoples of the world well for several centuries.
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