Almaty, Kazakhstan, 12 September 2012

The Government of Kazakhstan hosted the Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Trade of Landlocked Developing Countries, on 12 September 2012, in Almaty. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan.

The Meeting adopted the Almaty Ministerial Declaration (Unofficial French translation).

 

OPENING CEREMONY

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Republic of Kazakhstan

  • H.E. Mr. Kairat Umarov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • H. E. Dr. Nam Viyaketh, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Chairman of the Group of LLDCs
  • H.E. Mr. Manuel Maria Caceres Cardozo, Vice Minister of External Affairs and Economic Issues of Paraguay, Coordinator of the Group of LLDCs on matters related to trade and development in Geneva
  • Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
  • Ms. Valentine Rugwabiza, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization
  • Mr. Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Message of the President of the World Bank, delivered by Ms. Sebnem Akkaya, World Bank Country Manager for Kazakhstan

Statements by Trade Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries

Presentations on key issues

Moderator: H.E. Ms. Zhanr Aitzhanova, Minister for Economic Integration, Republic of Kazakhstan

 status of the international think tank for lldcS

 Presentation by H.E. Mr. Badral Suren, Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mongolia

Statements by OTHER HEADS OF DELEGATION

ClOSING

Closing remarks by H. E. Dr. Nam Viyaketh, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Chairman of the Group of LLDCs