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16 December 2005
WTO TRAINING COURSES

Conclusion of the 34th Trade Policy Course

On Friday, 9 December, officials from 27 countries attended the closing ceremony during which diplomas were awarded marking the end of the 34th WTO Trade Policy Course, which was held in English at WTO Headquarters from 19 September to 9 December 2005.

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The organizers emphasized the importance of the knowledge acquired during the three months spent in Geneva to master the full complexity of WTO issues back in their respective posts as well as the importance of the network built during these three months. These two issues were stressed to be of particular importance in the present context of the on-going trade negotiations.

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Mr. Aluthgama Gamladdalage Nimal KARUNATILAKE (Sri Lanka) thanked the World Trade Organization, and particularly all the Secretariat staff who lectured during these three months, for the dedication in sharing their expertise and experience with the selected officials from 27 developing countries/Separate Customs Territories and economies in transition. He also thanked all his “classmates” for all the joint efforts throughout simulations and practical exercises as well as for all the fond and good memories and anecdotes everybody would bring back to their respective countries. In a very friendly and relaxed general ambiance, he concluded by remembering some of those good moments.

This three-month Trade Policy Course was the last training activity to be held in Geneva in 2005. The program of the year 2006 for training activities carried out by the Institute of Training and Technical Cooperation at the Headquarters of the Organization, will be composed of four three-month Trade Policy Courses, two Introductory courses on the WTO for the least developed countries and several other courses on specific trade-related topics such as trade negotiations, dispute settlement and the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures. In parallel with these training activities organized in Geneva, five regional trade policy courses lasting three months each will also be organized in the field in 2006 in partnership with local and regional institutions.

  

List of the participants  back to top

Bahrain

Mr. Hamad AL-KHALIFA

Barbados

Dr. Natasha WARD

Brazil

Miss Grace TANNO

Bulgaria

Mrs. Ani HADJIEVA

Cameroon

Mr. Abel Valentin SABATE

China

Mr. Jiannan LIU

Dominican Rep.

Miss Carmen Teresa FERNÁNDEZ CRUZ

Hong Kong, China

Mrs. Hoi Lun Helen YIP

Jordan

Mr. Ziad Mohammed Abdel Rahman JARADAT

Kenya

Mrs. Cathryn Wanjiko KIRI

Korea, Rep of

Mr. Wan-jin SUNG

Lesotho

Mrs. Tsireletso Lucia MOJELA

Macao, China

Miss Chi Mei NG

Mongolia

Mrs. Nyamaa DOLJINTSEREN

Myanmar

Mr. Kyaw SAN

Oman

Mr. Said Nasser AL-KINDI

Panama

Miss Marquelda Teresa ISAZA

Russian Fed.

Miss Elena KUSHNIRENKO

Rwanda

Mr. D. James TAYEBWA

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mrs. Ayana Okolo JOHN-PATRICK

Saudi Arabia

Mr. Mohamed Najeeb Abdullah AL-KHATEEB

Serbia

Mrs. Olivera JOCIC'

Sri Lanka

Mr. Aluthgama Gamladdalage Nimal KARUNATILAKE

Chinese Taipei

Miss Li-Mei SHIU

Tajikistan

Mrs. Marjona USMONOVA

Uganda

Mr. James TIBENKANA

United Arab Emirates

Mr. Khaled Mohammed Mater AL KAABI

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