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Statements by Members and observers at the plenary session

The statements below were delivered at the plenary session of the Ninth Session of the Ministerial Conference (3-6 December 2013). They are published “as received” by the Secretariat, in the original language. Official versions and translations will be made available in due course. The official documents will be found in the Documents Online box in the right-hand column.

Members: A-D   E-H   I-L   M-P   Q-T   U-Z
Observers: A-H   I-P   Q-Z

Statements by Members

  • Albania — Statement by Mrs Brunilda PASKALI
    Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Angola — Statement by H.E. Mrs Rosa Escórcio Pacavira de MATOS
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Antigua and Barbuda   
  • Argentina — Statement by H.E. Mr Hector TIMERMAN
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship
    Text   Audio/Video
         
  • Australia — Statement by Hon. Andrew ROBB
    Minister for Trade and Investment
    Audio/Video
      
  • Austria — Statement circulated by HE Dr Reinhold Mitterlehner
    Federal Minister of Economy, Family and Youth
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Bahrain — Statement circulated by Dr. Hassan A. Fakhro
    Minister of Industry and Commerce
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Bangladesh — Statement by H.E. Mr Mahbub AHMED
    The Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Barbados — Statement by H.E. Dr Marion Vernes WILLIAMS
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Audio/Video
      
  • Belgium — Statement by H.E. Mr Bertrand DE CROMBRUGGHE DE PICQUENDAELE
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Belize   
  • Benin — Statement by S.E. M. Chakirou TIDJANI
    Directeur Général du commerce extérieur, Ministère de l'industrie, du commerce et des petites et moyennes entreprises
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Bolivia — Statement by H.E. Mrs Angelica NAVARRO LLANOS
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Botswana — Statement by Hon. Dorcas MAKGATO-MALESU
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Brazil — Statement by H.E. Mr. Luiz Alberto FIGUEIREDO MACHADO
    Minister of Foreign Relations
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Brunei Darussalam — Statement by HRH Prince Mohamed BOLKIAH
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • Bulgaria — Statement by Mr Dragomir STOYNEV
    Minister of Economy and Energy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Burkina Faso — Statement by H.E. Mr Prosper VOKOUMA
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative au nom du Coordinateur du Groupe C4
    Audio/Video
      
  • Burundi — Statement by S.E. Mme. Victoire NDIKUMANA
    Ministre du commerce, de l'industrie, des postes et du tourisme
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cambodia — Statement by H.E. Mr Chanthol SUN
    Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cameroon — Statement by S.E. M. Luc Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA
    Ministre du commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Canada — Statement by Hon. Edward FAST
    Minister of International Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Cape Verde — Statement by S.E. M. José Luís MONTEIRO
    Ambassadeur, Représentant permanent auprès de l'OMC
    Audio/Video
      
  • Central African Republic — Statement by M. Amalas HAROUN
    Ministre du commerce et de l'industrie
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Chad — Statement by M. Bireme Hamid ABDERAHIM
    Ministre du commerce et de l'industrie
    Audio/Video
      
  • Chile — Statement by Mr Alvaro JANA
    Vice-Minister of International Economic Relations
    Audio/Video
      
  • China — Statement by H.E. Mr Hucheng GAO
    Minister of Commerce
    Audio/Video
      
  • Colombia — Statement by Sr Santiago ROJAS ARROYO
    Ministro de Comercio, Industria y Turismo
    Audio/Video
      
  • Congo,  Republic of 
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the — Statement by M. Lievin UTWAY BIGOFALA
    Sécrétaire Général du ministère de l'économie et commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Costa Rica — Statement by H.E. Ms Anabel GONZÁLEZ
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Côte d'Ivoire — Statement by Mr Jean Louis BILLON
    Minister of Trade and Crafts
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Croatia — Statement circulated by Mr. Tihomir Jakovina
    Minister of Agriculture
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cuba — Statement by S.E. Sra Ileana Bárbara NÚÑEZ MORDOCHE
    Vice Ministra Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y la Inversión Extranjera
    Audio/Video
      
  • Cyprus — Statement by Mrs Egli PANTELAKI
    Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Czech Republic — Statement by H.E. Mr Milan HOVORKA
    Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Denmark — Statement by H.E. Dr Nick HAEKKERUP
    Minister for Trade and European Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Djibouti — Statement by S.E. M. Hassan AHMED BOULALEH
    Ministre Délégué au Commerce, aux PME, à l'Artisanat, au Tourisme et à la Formalisation de la République de Djibouti
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic — Statement by S.E. Sr Luís Ramón RODRÍGUEZ
    Ministro de Agricultura
    Audio/Video
      
  • Ecuador — Statement by H.E. Mr Miguel CARBO BENITES
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Audio/Video
      
  • Egypt — Statement by H.E. Mr Mounir ABDEL NOUR
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • El Salvador — Statement by H.E. Mr Mario HERNANDEZ
    Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Economy
    Audio/Video

  • Estonia
  • European Union — Statement by Mr Karel de GUCHT
    Commissioner for Trade
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • Fiji — Statement by Mrs Sovaia Nawaqesara MARAWA
    Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Finland — Statement by Mr Alexander STUBB
    Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)   
  • France — Statement by Mme. Nicole BRICQ
    Ministre du commerce extérieur
    Text   Audio/Video
         
  • Gabon   
  • The Gambia — Statement by Hon. Abdou KOLLEY
    Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Georgia   
  • Germany — Statement by Mrs Anne Ruth HERKES
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ghana — Statement by Hon. Haruna Iddrisu
    Minister of trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Greece — Statement by H.E. Mr Notis MITARACHI
    Vice-Minister for Development and Competitiveness
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Grenada   
  • Guatemala — Statement by S.E. Sr Eduardo SPERISEN YURT
    Embajador Representante Permanente ante la OMC
    Audio/Video
      
  • Guinea — Statement by S.E. M. Mohamed DOUMBOUYA
    Ministre du commerce
    Audio/Video
      
  • Guinea Bissau   
  • Guyana — Statement by Hon. Carolyn RODRIGUES-BIRKETT
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Haiti — Statement by Mr Luc ESPECA
    Director-General of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    Audio/Video
      
  • Honduras — Statement by Mrs Jeronima URBINA CRUZ
    Director of Economic Integration and Trade Policies, Ministry of Industry and Commerce
    Audio/Video
      
  • Hong Kong, China — Statement by Mr Kenneth MAK Ching-yu
    Director-General of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Hungary — Statement by H.E. Dr János MARTONYI
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Iceland   
  • India — Statement by H.E. Mr Anand SHARMA
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Indonesia — Statement by H.E. Mr Gita WIRJAWAN
    Minister of Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Ireland — Statement by Mr Richard BRUTON
    Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    Audio/Video
      
  • Israel — Statement by H.E. Mr Naftali BENNETT
    Minister of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Italy — Statement by H.E. Mr Carlo CALENDA
    Deputy Minister of Economic Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Jamaica — Statement by Hon. Arnaldo BROWN
    M.P., Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Japan — Statement by Mr Norio MITSUYA
    Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
        
  • Jordan — Statement by H.E Mr. Walid AL-HADID
    Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Republic of Indonesia
    Audio/Video
      
  • Kenya — Statement by Ms Amina MOHAMED
    Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • Korea, Republic of — Statement by H.E. Mr Sang-Jick YOON
    Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Kuwait — Statement by H.E. Mr Anas AL-SALEH
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text  Audio/Video

  • Lao People's Democratic Republic — Statement by H.E. Dr Nam VIYAKETH
    Minister of Industry and Commerce
    Audio/Video
      
  • Latvia — Statement by Mr Andrejs PILDEGOVIČS
    Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Lesotho — Statement by Hon. Sekhulumi NTSOAOL
    Minister of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives and Marks
    Audio/Video
      
  • Liechtenstein   
  • Lithuania — Statement by H.E. Mr Linas LINKEVIČIUS
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Luxembourg   
  • Macao, China — Statement circulated by Macao, China
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • Madagascar — Statement by Hon. Olga RAMALASON
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Malawi — Statement Hon. Sostein Gwengwe
    Minister on Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Malaysia — Statement circulated by Malaysia
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • Maldives   
  • Mali — Statement by M. Modibo KEITA
    Directeur National du commerce et de la concurrence
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Malta   
  • Mauritania   
  • Mauritius — Statement by Dr the Hon. Arvin BOOLELL, G.O.S.K
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
     
  • Mexico — Statement by H.E. Mr Ildefonso GUAJARDO
    Minister of the Economy, Ministry of the Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Montenegro — Statement by H.E. Mrs Zorica MARIC-DORDJEVIC
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Moldova   
  • Mongolia — Statement by Mr Jargalsaikhan GOZON
    Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative
    Audio/Video
      
  • Morocco
    — Statement circulated by H.E. Mr Mohammed ABBOU
    Minister attached to the Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, responsible for Foreign Trade
    Text
    — Statement by H.E. Mr Mohammed Abbou — Minister attached to the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, responsible for foreign trade speaking as coordinator of the African Group
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Mozambique — H.E. Mr Armando INROGA
    Minister of Industry and Commerce
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Myanmar — Statement by H.E. Mr Win MYINT
    Minister for Commerce of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
    Audio/Video
      
  • Namibia — Statement by Hon. Calle SCHLETTWEIN
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Nepal — Statement by Hon. Mr Shanker Prasad KOIRALA
    Minister for Commerce and Supplies
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Netherlands — Statement by Minister Lilianne PLOUMEN
    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • New Zealand — Statement by Hon. Tim GROSER
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Nicaragua — Statement by H.E. Mr Carlos Robelo Raffone
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Niger — Statement by S.E. M. Alma OUMAROU
    Ministre du commerce et de la promotion du secteur privé
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Nigeria — Statement by H.E. Mr Olusegun AGANGA
    Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Norway — Statement by H.E. Mr Morten Høglund
    Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Oman — Statement by H.E. Ali Al-Sunaidy
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Pakistan — Statement by Aisha Moriani on behalf of H.E. Mr Khurram Dastgir KHAN,
    Minister of State for Commerce and Textile Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Panama — Statement by H.E. Mrs Diana SALAZAR
    Viceministra de Negociaciones Comerciales Internacionales, Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Papua New Guinea — Statement by Hon. Richard MARU
    Minister of Trade, Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Paraguay — Statement by H.E. Mr Federico GonzÁlez
    Vice-Minister for Economic Relations and Integration
    Audio/Video
      
  • Peru — Statement by H.E. Ms Magali SILVA VELARDE-ALVAREZ
    Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Philippines — Statement by Mr Gregory L. DOMINGO
    Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry
    Audio/Video
      
  • Poland — Statement by Mr Andrzej DYCHA
    Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Portugal — Statement by S.E. M. Bruno MAÇÃES
    Secrétaire d'état aux affaires européennes
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Qatar — Statement by H.E. Mr Sultan Rashid AL-KHATER
    Undersecretary, Ministry of Economy and Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Romania   
  • Russian Federation — Statement by Mr Alexey ULUKAEV
    Minister of Economic Development
    Audio/Video
      
  • Rwanda — Statement by Hon. François KANIMBA
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis   
  • Saint Lucia — Statement by Hon. Alva BAPTISTE
    Minister of External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation
    Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines   
  • Samoa — Statement by Hon. Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre LAUOFO
    Deputy Prime Minister; and Minister of Trade, Commerce, Industry and Labour
    Audio/Video
      
  • Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of — Statement by H.E. Dr Tawfiq AL-RABIAH
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Audio/Video
      
  • Senegal — Statement by M. Alioune SARR
    Ministre du commerce et de l'entreprenariat
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu — Statement by Dr Chia-Juch CHANG
    Minister of Economic Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sierra Leone — Statement by Hon. Usman Boie KAMARA
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Singapore — Statement by H.E. Mr Hng Kiang LIM
    Minister for Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Slovak Republic — Statement by H.E. Mr Tomáš MALATINSKÝ
    Minister of Economy
    Audio/Video
      
  • Slovenia — Statement by Mrs Andreja KERT
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
    Audio/Video
      
  • Solomon Islands — Statement by Hon. Clay SOALAOI
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • South Africa — Statement by H.E. Dr Rob DAVIES
    Minister for Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Spain — Statement by S.E. Sr Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE
    Ministro de Agricultura, Alimentacion y Medio Ambiante
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sri Lanka — Statement by Hon. Rishad BATHIUDEEN
    Minister of Industry and Commerce
    Audio/Video
      
  • Suriname   
  • Swaziland — Statement by Hon. Gideon DLAMINI
    Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Sweden — Statement by Hon. Dr Ewa BJÖRLING
    Minister for Trade
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Switzerland — Statement by Federal Councillor Johann N. SCHNEIDER-AMMANN
    Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • Tajikistan   
  • Tanzania — Statement by Dr Abdallah KIGODA
    Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Thailand — Statement by H.E. Mr Niwattumrong BOONSONGPAISAN
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Togo — Statement by Mme. Essossimna LEGZIM-BALOUKI
    Ministre du commerce et de la promotion du secteur privé
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Tonga — Statement by Hon. Viliami LATU
    Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Labour
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Trinidad and Tobago — Statement by Hon. Vasant BHARATH
    Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Tunisia — Statement by H.E. Mr Abdelwaheb MAATAR
    Ministre du commerce et de l'artisanat
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Turkey — Statement by H.E. Mr Mehmet Gücük
    Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Audio/Video
      
  • Uganda — Statement by Hon. Amelia KYAMBADDE
    Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
    Audio/Video
      
  • Ukraine — Statement by H.E. Mr Andrii GONCHARUK
    Advisor to the President of Ukraine
    Audio/Video
      
  • United Arab Emirates — Statement by H.E. Mr Sultan Saeed ALMANSOORI
    Minister of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • United Kingdom — Statement by Hon. Lord Stephen GREEN
    Minister for Trade and Investment
    Audio/Video
      
  • United States of America — Statement by H.E. Mr Michael FROMAN
    United States Trade Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Uruguay — Statement by S.E. Sr Luis Alberto PORTO RIZZO
    Vice Canciller — Subsecretario de Relaciones Exteriores
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Vanuatu — Statement by Mr. Marokon ALILEE
    Director-General, Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business
    Audio/Video
      
  • Venezuela — Statement by Mr William CAÑAS
    Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Viet Nam — Statement by H.E. Mr NGUYEN CAM TU
    Vice-Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Zambia — Statement by Hon. Emmanuel CHENDA
    Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
    Audio/Video
      
  • Zimbabwe — Statement by Hon. Michael BIMHA
    Minister for Industry and Commerce
    Audio/Video
      

Statements by observer governments  back to top

  • Afghanistan — Statement by Mr Mozamill SHINWARI
    Deputy Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Algeria — Statement by H.E. Mr Mustafa BENBADA
    Minister of Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Belarus   
  • Bahamas — Statement by Hon. Ryan PINDER
    Minister of Financial Services
    Text   Audio/Video

  • Comoros — Statement by S.E. M. Ben Ousseni SAID
    Ministre délégué en charge de l'économie, du commerce extérieur et des privatisations
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ethiopia — Statement by H.E. Mr Minelik Alemu GETAHUN
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Holy See — Statement by Monseigneur Silvano TOMASI
    Apostolic Nuncio to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Iran — Statement by H.E. Mr Mohammad Reza NEMATZADEH
    Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Iraq —Statement by Mrs Shina ALHUSAINI
    Head of Delegation
    Text   Audio/Video
        
  • Lebanese Republic   
  • Serbia — Statement by H.E. Mr Jovan JOVANOVIĆ
    Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Indonesia
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sudan — Statement by H.E. Mr Osman ELSHARIF
    Minister of Tradebr
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Yemen — Statement by H.E. Dr Saadaldeen TALIB
    Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text    Audio/Video

      

Other observers back to top

  • Palestine — Statement by H.E. Dr Jawad HIRZALLAH
    Minister of National Economy
    Audio/Video
        
  • International Trade Center (ITC) — Ms Arancha GONZÁLEZ
    Executive Director
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) — Statement circulated by the International Monetary Fund
    Text   Audio/Video
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