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For the following 9 countries, the Board has asked for additional information by the end of 2007 before a decision about their candidate status can be considered: Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Trinidad and Tobago, and Timor-Leste.


The publication of Azerbaijan’s fifth EITI report follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on November 24, 2004 between the Government of Azerbaijan, foreign and local extractive industry companies and a coalition of some 90 local Non-Governmental Organisations for Increasing Transparency in Extractive Industries to implement EITI in Azerbaijan.