LLDCs Ministerial Meeting on Trade to be held in the margins of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference
Towards sustainable, resilient COVID-19 recovery: Bridging the LLDCs’ trade gap
The objective of the LLDC Ministerial Meeting on Trade is to share experiences including on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and best practice examples of promoting international trade, trade facilitation and connectivity and their role in achieving resilient recovery. Ministers will also develop and strengthen their collective position in multilateral trade negotiations for the benefit of LLDCs and prepare a common position of the LLDC Group for input into the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. The meeting will identify recommendations for enhancing trade and trade facilitation as well as strengthen transit cooperation within the context of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.
The meeting will also discuss issues under discussion in the WTO as well as the possible deliverables of the Ministerial Conference and the future work program of the WTO.
Opening Remarks by H.E. Ms. Battsetseg Batmunkh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
Opening Remarks by Mr. E. Courtenay Rattray, High-Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
Keynote address by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO
Statement of H.E. Mr. Mmusi Kgafela, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana
Statement of Kyrgyz Republic
Statement of Lao PDR
Statement of H.E. Mr. Dinesh Bhattarai of Nepal
Statement of Paraguay
Statement of H.E. Mr. Jamshed Khamidov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the UNOG
Statement of H.E. Mr. James Manzou, Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe