WCO Secretary General addresses Trade Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries at a Ministerial Meeting

Source: WCO

On 4 November 2021, the WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, spoke at a Ministerial Meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) themed “Towards sustainable, resilient COVID-19 recovery: Bridging the LLDCs’ trade gap”. The meeting was convened by the Government of Mongolia and Coordinator of the LLDC Group in Geneva, represented by its Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Global Chair of LLDCs, represented by its Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) with the objective to prepare the LLDC Group’s input into the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference.

The Ministerial Meeting discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LLDCs and the examples of best practice for promoting international trade, trade facilitation and connectivity, as well as the path towards a resilient COVID-19 recovery.

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