Ruggiero's speeches, 1995-99
Ravier welcomed the 28 trade officials on behalf of Mike
Moore, Director-General of the WTO. In order to
deal with global issues, you have to be global
yourself, Mr. Ravier said. He also referred to the
possible expansion of the WTO training capacity which is
presently being discussed by WTO Members in the context
of the budget preparation for 2001. Mr. Ravier also
highlighted the high interest that Mike Moore has placed
on activities aimed at increasing the capacity of
least-developed countries to participate in the
multilateral trading system.
from Armenia, Iran, the Russian Federation and Vanuatu
are participating for the first time ever in these
28 participants from developing countries and customs
territories will attend the 12-week course, which will
run until 8 December 2000. Since their inception in 1955,
93 residential trade policy courses have been organized
under the GATT and the WTO and close to 2000 officials
have participated in the training. In addition, a number
of short trade policy courses are also organized by the
WTO in the context of its technical cooperation
of Participants Back
Dalila BOUBENIDER, Deputy Director, General
Direction of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade,
Vache KIRAKOSYAN, Head, Department of the WTO
Affairs and Implementation of the Partnership and
Cooperation Agreement with the EU, Ministry of
Industry and Trade, Yerevan.
Karma Damcho NIDUP, WTO Officer, Department of
Trade, Foreign Trade Division, Ministry of Trade
and Industry, Thimphu.
Kedibonye LALETSANG, Principal Commercial
Officer, Department of Commerce and Consumer
Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Gaudence KANYANGE, Lawyer Adviser, Office of the
Permanent Secretary of Commerce, Ministry of
Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Bujumbura.
Yehia ABDEL HALIM, Commercial Attaché, WTO Unit,
International Organization Department, Ministry
of Economy and Foreign Trade, Cairo.
Kwadwo Ntim ATUAHENE, Senior Commercial Officer,
Foreign Trade, Multilateral and Bilaterals
Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry,
Adam St'John LYNCH, Foreign Service Officer II,
Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign
Cheuk Hang WONG, Trade Officer, Multilateral
Division, Trade Department, Trade and Industry
Mandana FAZEL-SARJUI, Research Director for WTO
Studies, Research Section, Secretariat for Trade
Representative, Ministry of Commerce, Tehran.
People's Dem. Republic
Khoun SOUTHAMMAKOTH, Deputy Director, Department
of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and
Emmanuel Mtotomoka MUNTHALI, Trade Officer,
Commerce Department (External Trade), Ministry of
Commerce and Industry, Lilongwe.
Abdulla THAWFEEQ, Trade Promotion Officer,
International Cooperation Division, Ministry of
Trade and Industries, Male.
Rita Watirahyel Ladi MSHELIA, Principal
Commercial Officer, Department of External Trade,
Multilateral Trade Division, Federal Ministry of
Commerce and Tourism, Abuja.
Hilda Ali AL-HINAI, Representative of the
Sultanate Office to WTO, Permanent Mission of the
Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations in
Margaret MARTINEZ, Senior Trade and Industry
Development Specialist, Multilateral and Regional
Arrangements Division, Bureau of International
Trade Relations, Makati City.
Faisal Abdulla ALMANA, Trade Researcher for WTO
Affairs, Commerce Department, Ministry of
Finance, Economy and Commerce, Doha.
Carmen Florina FRATITA, Expert, Directorate for
Multilateral Relations - WTO, Trade Department,
Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Bucharest.
Olga ANUROVA, Counsellor, Department of Tariff
Policy and Trade Remedies Measures, Ministry of
Hyacinth RAMSAY, Foreign Service Officer III,
Trade and Legal Division, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and International Trade, Castries.
Mohammad Al-Ghamdi AL-AIYASH, Head, Trade Policy
Division, International Organization Department,
Ministry of Commerce, Riyadh.
Sidath Kumar VENGADASALAM SITHANBARAM, Assistant
Director of Commerce, Department of Commerce,
Ministry of Internal and International Commerce
and Food, Colombo.
Wei-lien William LIU, First Commercial Secretary,
Third Division, Board of Foreign Trade, Taipei.
Ulimbakisya Faustin Syangundupu KAMOLA, Assistant
Director, Commerce and Trade Policy Section,
Division of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and
Commerce, Dar Es Salaam.
Naratchata INTARAPRASIT, Trade Officer, Bureau of
Multilateral Trade Negotiation, Department of
Business Economics, Ministry of Commerce,
Donna Jacqueline DE FOUR, Senior Economist,
Hemispheric/International Trade, Ministry of
Trade and Industry and Consumer Affairs,
Mesut KOC, Attaché, General Directorate of
Multilateral Economic Affairs, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Ankara.
Georges Singana MANIURI, Director General,
Director General's Office, Ministry of Trade and
Business Development, Vila.