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Geneva - 2009

MINISTERIAL CONFERENCES

Statements by Members and observers at the plenary session

The statements below were delivered at the plenary session of the Seventh WTO Ministerial Conference (30 November — 2 December 2009). 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

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Other WTO Ministerials:
Hong Kong 13–18 Dec 2005
> Cancún 10–14 Sept. 2003
> Doha 9–14 Nov. 2001
> Seattle 30 Nov.–3 Dec. 1999
> Geneva 18 & 20 May 1998
> Singapore 9–13 Dec. 1996


Statements by Members

  • Albania — Statement by Mr. Enno Bozdo
    Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Angola — Statement by H.E. Mrs Maria Idalina De Oliveira Valente
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Antigua and Barbuda — Statement by H.E. Ambassador Mr. Colin Murdoch
    Ministry of Finance and Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Argentina — Statement by H.E. Mr. Jorge Enrique Taiana
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Australia — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Simon Crean (MP)
    Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Austria — Statement by H.E. Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner
    Federal Minister of Economy, Family and Youth
    Text  
      
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  • Bangladesh — Statement by H.E. Mr. Muhammad Faruk Khan (MP)
    The Honourable Commerce Minister
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Barbados — Statement by Senator the Honourable Maxine P.O. Mc Clean
    Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Belize — Statement by H.E. Mr. Alexis Rosado
    Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Benin — Statement by H.E. Ms Christine Ouinsavi
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Bolivia — Statement by Mr. Pablo Guzmán
    Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Botswana — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Baledzi Gaolathe
    Minister for Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Brazil — Statement by H.E. Ambassador Mr. Celso Nunes Amorim
    Minister for Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Brunei Darussalam — Statement by HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
    Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Bulgaria — Statement by H.E. Mr. Traicho Traikov
    Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Burkina Faso — Statement by H.E. Mr. Mamadou Sanou
    Minister of Trade, Business Promotion and Handicrafts on Behalf of the Co Sponsors of the Sectoral Initiative in Favour of Cotton (C 4)
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Cambodia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Cham Prasidh
    Senior Minister, Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cameroon — Statement by H.E. Mr. Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana
    Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Canada — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Stockwell Day
    Minister for International Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cape Verde — Statement by H.E. Mrs Fátima Maria Carvalho Fialho
    Minister of Economy, Growth and Competitiveness
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Central African Republic — Statement by Mrs Emilie Epaye
    Minister for Trade and Industry
    Audio/Video
      
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  • Chile — Statement by Mr. Carlos Furche
    Vice-Minister of International Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • China — Statement by H.E. Mr. Chen Deming
    Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Colombia — Statement by H.E. Dr. Luis Guillermo Plata
    Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the — Statement by Mr. Albert Kwete Minga Bope
    Secretary General, Ministry of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Costa Rica — Statement by H.E. Mr. Marco Vinicio Ruiz
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Croatia — Statement by Mrs Tamara Obradovic Mazal
    State Secretary Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entreprenurship
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cuba — Statement by H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz
    Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Czech Republic — Statement by H.E. Mr. Martin Tlapa
    Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Denmark — Statement by H.E. Mrs Marie-Louise Overvad
    Ambassador Permanent Representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Djibouti — Statement by Mr. Ali Ahmed Ali
    Secretary General, Ministry of Trade
    Audio/Video
      
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  • Dominican Republic — Statement by H.E. Mr. Luis Manuel Piantini
    Ambassador Permanent Representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ecuador — Statement by Dr. Julio Oleas Montalvo
    Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and integration
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Egypt — Statement by H.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed Hussein
    Minister of Foreign Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • El Salvador — Statement by H.E. Dr. Héctor Miguel Antonio Dada Hirezi
    Minister for Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • European Communities — Statement by Ms Catherine Ashton
    European Union Trade Commissioner
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Fiji — Statement by H.E. Mr. Peceli Vocea
    Permanent Representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Finland — Statement by H.E. Dr. Paavo Väyrynen
    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) — Statement by Dr. Fatmir Besimi
    Minister of Economy
    Audio/Video
      
  • France — Statement by Mme Anne-Marie Idrac
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Gabon — Statement by H.E. Mr. Paul Bunduku Latha
    Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Economy, Trade, Industry and Tourism
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Germany — Statement by Dr Bernd Pfaffenbach
    Vice Minister Economy and Technology
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ghana — Statement by Hon. Ms Hanna Tetteh
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Greece — Statement by H.E. Mr. Giannos Dimitrios
    Director General — Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping — Head of Delegation of Greece
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Guatemala — Statement by H.E. Mr. Ruben Estuando Morales Monroy
    Minister of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Guinea — Statement by H.E. Mr. Mamadou Korka Diallo
    Minister of Commerce, Industry and Small and Medium Scale Enterprise
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Guyana — Statement by H.E. Dr. Patrick Ignatius GOMES
    Ambassador & Permanent representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Honduras — Statement by H.E. Mr. Dacio Castillo Flores
    Chief of Delegation — Ambassador Permanent Representative to the WTO on behalf of the Honourable Mr Samuel Benjamín Bográn — Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Hong Kong, China — Statement by Mrs Rita Lau Ng Wai-Lan
    Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Iceland — Statement by H.E. Mr. Kristinn F. Árnason
    Permanent representative of Iceland in Geneva
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • India — Statement by H.E. Mr. Anand Sharma
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Indonesia — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Mari Pangestu
    Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ireland — Statement by H.E. Mr. Billy Kelleher, (T.D)
    Minister for Trade and Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Israel — Statement by H.E. Mr. Binyamin Ben Eliezer
    Minister for Industry, Trade and Labor
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Italy — Statement by Mr. Amedeo Teti
    Director General for International Trade Policy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Jamaica — Statement by Senator the Honourable Mrs. Marlene Malahoo Forte
    Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Japan  — Statement by H.E. Mr. Masayuki Naoshima
    Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
    Statements circulated
    Statement by Mr. Hirotaka Akamatsu
    Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
    Statement by H.E. Mr Koichi Takemasa
    State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
    of Japan
        
  • Jordan — Statement by H.E. Dr. Montaser al Oklah
    Secretary General, Ministry of Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Kenya — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Amos Kimunya
    Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Korea, Republic of — Statement by H.E. Mr. Jong-Hoon Kim
    Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Kuwait — Statement by H.E. Mr. Ahmad Al-Haroun
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • The Kyrgyz Republic — Statement by Mr. Muktar Jumaliev
    Ambassador Permanent Representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Latvia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Janis Mazeiks
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Lesotho — Statement by Hon. Mr. Popane Lebasa
    Minister of Trade and Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Liechtenstein — Statement by H.E. Dr. Aurelia Frick
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Macao, China — Statement by Mr. Francis Tam Pak Yuen
    Secretary for Economy and Finance
    Text  
      
  • Madagascar — Statement by Mr. Jean-Claude Rakotonirina
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Malawi — Statement by the Honourable Mrs Eunice Kazembe, (M.P)
    Minister for Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Malaysia — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Mustapa bin Mohamed
    Minister of International Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Maldives — Statement by H.E. the Honourable Mr. Mohamed Rasheed
    Minister of Economic Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Mali — Statement by H.E. Mr. Ahamadou Abdoulaye Diallo
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Mauritius — Statement by H.E. Mr. Servansing
    Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mauritius
    Text   Audio/Video
     
  • Mexico — Statement by H.E. Mr. Gerardo Ruíz Mateos
    Minister of the Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Mongolia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Luvsantseren Orgil
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative at the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Morocco — Statement by H.E. Mr. Abdellatif Mazouz
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Myanmar — Statement by H.E. Mr. Tin Naing Thein
    Minister for Commerce
    Audio/Video
      
  • Namibia — Statement by Hon. Dr. Hage G. Geingob
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Nepal — Statement by Hon. Mr. Rajendra Mahto
    Minister for Commerce and Supplies
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Netherlands — For the Kingdom in Europe and for the Netherlands Antilles — Statement by H.E. Mr. Frank Heemskerk
    Minister for Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • New Zealand — Statement by Hon. Mr. Tim Groser
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Nigeria — Statement by Chief Achike Udenwa
    Honourable Minister for Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Norway — Statement by H.E. Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre
    Minister for Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Pakistan — Statement by H.E. Mr. Makhdoom Muhammad Amin Fahim
    Minister for Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Panama — Statement by H.E. Mr. Roberto Henriquez
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Papua New Guinea — Statement by Hon. Samuel Abal, MP
    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Paraguay — Statement by Mr. Francisco Rodríguez
    Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and Integration
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Peru — Statement by Mr. Eduardo Ferreyros
    Vice Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Philippines — Statement by H.E. Mr. Manuel A.J. Teehankee
    Permanent Representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Poland — Statement by Mr. Marcin Korolec
    Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Portugal — Statement by H.E. Mr Pedro Lourtie
    Secretary of State for European Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Qatar — Statement by H.E. Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah
    Minister of the State for International Cooperation Acting Minister of Business and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Rwanda — Statement by H.E. Mrs Monique Nsanzabaganwa
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis — Statement by H.E. Ms. Rosalyn Hazelle
    Ambassador Plenipotentiary/Permanent Secretary
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Lucia — Statement by Hon. Mr. Rufus Bousquet
    Minister of External Affairs, International Trade and Investment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Saboto Ceasar
    Senator Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saudi Arabia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Abdullah Zainal Alireza
    Minister for Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Senegal — Statement by Mr. Amadou Niang
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sierra Leone — Statement by H.E. Mr. David O. Carew
    Minister for Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Singapore — Statement by H.E. Mr. Hng Kiang Lim
    Minister for Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Solomon Islands — Statement by Hon. William Haomae
    Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • South Africa — Statement by Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Spain — Statement by H.E. Ms. Silvia Iranzo Gutiérrez
    Secretary of State for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sri Lanka — Statement by Mr. Sirisena Liyanagama
    Secretary, Ministry of Export Development and International Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Suriname — Statement by H.E. Mr. Clifford Paul Marica
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Swaziland — Statement by Hon. Senator Jabulile Mashwana
    Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sweden — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Ewa Björling
    Minister of Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Switzerland — Statement by H.E. Councillor Mrs. Doris Leuthard
    Minister of Economic Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Chinese Taipei — Statement by H.E. Dr. Yen-Shiang Shih
    Minister of Economic Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Tanzania — Statement by Hon. Dr. Mary Nagu
    Minister for Industry, Trade and Marketing, Tanzania
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Thailand — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Porntiva Nakasai
    Minister for Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Togo — Statement by Mr. Sébadé Toba
    Permanent representative of Togo to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Trinidad and Tobago — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Mariano Browne
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Tunisia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Ridha Ben Mosbah
    Minister for Commerce and Handicrafts
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Turkey — Statement by H.E. Minister Zafer Çağlayan
    Minister of State for Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Uganda — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Nelson Gagawala Wambuzi
    Minister for State for Trade, Minister of State for Tourism, Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ukraine — Statement by H.E. Mr. Valeriy Piatnytskiy
    Deputy Minister of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • United Arab Emirates — Statement by H.E. Mr. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • United Kingdom — Statement by Mr. Gareth Thomas MP
    Minister of State Department for International Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • United States of America — Statement by H.E. Mr. Ronald Kirk
    United States Trade Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Uruguay — Statement by Mr. Nelson Fernandez Bracco
    Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Venezuela — Statement by H.E. Ambassador Germán Mundaraín Hernández
    Ambassador Permanent Representative to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Viet Nam — Statement by H.E. Mr. Vu Huy Hoang
    Minister for Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Zambia — Statement by the Honourable Mr. Felix Mutati, MP
    Minister for Commerce, Trade and Industry
    Audio/Video
      
  • Zimbabwe — Statement by Mr. Michael, Chakanaka Bimha
    Deputy Minister Industry and Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      

Statements by observer governments  back to top

  • Afghanistan — Statement by H.E. Minister Wahidullah Shahrani
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Audio/Video
      
  • Algeria — Statement by Mr. Cherif Zaaf
    Director General of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Belarus — Statement by H.E. Mr. Mikhail Khvostov
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Geneva
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Bahamas — Statement by Hon. Minister Zhivargo Laing
    Minister of State for Finance, Ministry of Finance
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ethiopia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Girma Birru
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Holy See — Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio
    Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Iran — Statement by H.E. Mehdi Ghazanfari
    Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Iraq — Statement by H.E. Dr. Safa Al Deen Al Safi
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic — Statement by Hon. Dr. Nam Viyaketh
    Minister of Industry and Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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  • Montenegro — Statement by H.E. Dr. Gordana Djurovič
    Minister for International Economic Relations and European Integration
    Text   Audio/Video
        
  • Russian Federation — Statement by Mr. Maxim Medvedkov
    Director, Department for Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economic Development, Head of Delegation at the the Negotiations on Accession to the WTO
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Samoa — Statement by Hon Hans Joachim Keil
    Associate Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour
    Audio/Video
      
  • Serbia — Statement by Mrs Vesna Arsic
    State Secretary in the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sudan — Statement by H.E. Mr. James Ruea
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Audio/Video
      
  • Yemen — Statement by H.E. Dr. Yahya Yahya Al-Mutawakel
    Minister for Industry and Trade
    Audio/Video

Statements by international intergovernmental organizations  back to top

  • Commonwealth Secretariat — Statement circulated by the Commonwealth Secretariat
    Text
      
  • OIF — Statement circulated by the International Organization of La Francophonie (As an Observer)
    Text  
      

Other observers back to top

  • Palestine — Statement by H.E. Dr. Hasan Abu Libdeh
    Minister of National Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      

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