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Round table 3

Looking ahead: International trade as an engine of development

(3 p.m. - 6 p.m., 30 November 2008, Al Majlis Auditorium)


  • H.E. Ms. Ana Vilma de Escobar, Vice-President of El Salvador
  • Ms. Olga Algayerova, State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of
    Foreign Affairs


  • Ms. Valentine Rugwabiza, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization


  • Mr. Pedro Luiz Carneiro de Mendonça, Under Secretary-General for Economic Affairs, Brazil
  • Mr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva and President of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board
  • Mr. Miguel Hakim, Secretary for Iberoamerican Co-operation, Secretaria General Iberoamericana
  • Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • Mr. Sun Zhenyu, Ambassador of China to World Trade Organization
  • Mr. Paavo Väyrynen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Finland


Comments were made and questions raised by the representatives of Bahrain, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, the Congo, India and Indonesia, the representative of the European Community, and by the representatives of Bolivia, the Republic of Korea, Israel and the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as by the representative of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) (institutional stakeholder participant) and the representative of the Center of Concern (civil society participant).

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