LLDCs Ministerial Meeting on Trade to be held in the margins of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

четверг, 04 November 2021 - 11:00am

Geneva time


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.



Ministerial Declaration

Concept note




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