72 The formal act of acceptance is set out in the Minutes of the General Council, above in Note 10. Prior to the General Council meeting, an informal meeting of the five delegations that negotiated the President`s statement and other interested delegations was convened to explain and clarify the statement. The meeting was informal, but the South African delegate, who chaired the meeting, was invited to present a general report to the President of the General Council before the decision was adopted. Although some delegations were not satisfied with the short period of time in which they were asked to approve the Chair`s statement or the lack of consultation during its preparation, a consensus was reached to move forward. Some delegations proposed separate statements prior to the adoption of the decision by the General Council, but it was decided, at the request of the United States, to make such statements after its formal adoption. 104 Vandoren – Van Eeckhaute, supra note 17, at 785, said: “It is now accepted that the extent of the illness of the Doha Declaration, and therefore of the decision, is flexible and should include any serious public health problem.” Mr Correa said: “As the negotiations on the decision have made clear, it applies to drugs for each disease. The three epidemics cited are only specific cases that certainly deserve special attention, but the system put in place by the decision is not limited to products related to them. It also notes that “the decision is not limited to serious illnesses, since paragraph 1 of the statement generally refers to “gravity” as “public health problems” and is not intended to describe the nature of the diseases to be treated.” Correa, Carlos M., implementing the WTO General Council`s decision on paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on travel and public health agreement 11 (2004), available in (emphasizing this point). This interpretation is confirmed by the European Union in its draft regulation, see Infratext in Note 111.