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MINISTERIAL CONFERENCES

Statements by Members and observers at the plenary session

The statements below were delivered at the plenary session of the Eighth Session of the Ministerial Conference (15-17 December 2011). 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

  • Angola — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Maria Idalina De Oliveira Valente
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Antigua and Barbuda — Statement by H.E. Mr. Colin Trevor Murdoch
    Ambassador, Permanent Secretary
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Argentina — Statement by H.E. Mr Alfredo Chiaradia
    Head of Delegation
    Text   Audio/Video
         
  • Australia — Statement by Hon. Craig Emerson
    Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Austria — Statement by H.E. Ms. Bernadette Gierlinger
    Vice Minister
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Bangladesh — Statement by Hon. Muhammad Faruk Khan
    Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Barbados — Statement by H.E. Mr. Marion Williams
    Ambassador
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Belgium — Statement by H.E. Mr. François Roux
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Belize — Statement by H.E. Mr. Alexis Rosado
    Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Benin — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Madina Sephou
    Minister of Industry, Trade, and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Bolivia — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Angélica Navarro Llanos
    Ambassador
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Botswana — Statement by Hon. Dorcas Makgato-Malesu
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Brazil — Statement by Mr. Antonio Patriota
    Minister of External Relations
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Brunei Darussalam — Statement by H.R.H. Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
    Minister of 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   
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Sorasak Pan
    Secretary of State Ministry of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cameroon — Statement by H.E. Mr. Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Canada — Statement by Mr. Edward Fast
    Minister of International Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cape Verde — Statement by H.E. Mr. José Luís Monteiro
    Ambassadeur, Représentant permanent
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Central African Republic — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Marlyn Mouliom Zavourou Roosalem
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Chad — Statement by H.E. Mr. Allahou Taher Mahamat
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Chile — Statement by H.E. Mr. Jorge Bunster
    Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video 
      
  • China — Statement by Mr. Deming Chen
    Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Colombia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Sergio Diazgranados
    Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the — Statement by H.E. Mr Albert Kwete Minga Bope
    Secretary General for Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Costa Rica — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Anabel González
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Croatia — Statement by H.E. Mrs. Vesna Vuković
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cuba — Statement by S.E. Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez
    Ambassador
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Cyprus — Statement by Mrs. Aigli Pantelaki
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Czech Republic — Statement by Mr. Martin Tlapa
    Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Denmark — Statement by H.E. Ms. Pia Olsen Dyhr
    Minister for Trade and Investment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Dominican Republic — Statement by H.E. Mr. César Dargam Espaillat
    Vice-Minister of Foreign Relations for Economic Affairs and Trade Negotiations
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ecuador — Statement by H.E. Mr. Francisco Rivadeneira
    Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Integration
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Egypt — Statement by H.E. Dr Mahmoud Eissa
    Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • El Salvador
    Text   Audio/Video
  • European Union — Statement by Mr. Karel de Gucht
    European Commissioner for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Fiji   
  • Finland   
  • France — Statement by Mr. Pierre Lellouche
    Secretary of State for Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Georgia — Statement by Mr. Mikheil Janelidze
    Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Germany — Statement by Mr. Jochen Homann
    State Secretary
    Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ghana — Statement by H.E. Ms. Hanna Tetteh
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Grenada — Statement by H.E. Mr. Stephen Fletcher
    Ambassador Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Guatemala   
  • Guinea   
  • Haiti — Statement by H.E. Mr. Wilson Laleau
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Honduras — Statement by H.E. Mr. Melvin Redondo
    Under Secretary for Economic Integration and Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Hong Kong, China — Statement by Mr. Kam Leung So
    Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • India— Statement by H.E. Mr. Anand Sharma
    Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Indonesia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Gita Wirjawan
    Minister for Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Israel — Statement by H.E. Shalom Simhon
    Minister of Industry Trade and Labor
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Italy — Statement by Mr. Amadeo Teti
    Director General for international trade policy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Jamaica — Statement by H.E. Mr. Wayne McCook
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Japan — Statement by Mr. Yukio Edano
    Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
        
  • Jordan — Statement by H.E. Mr. Fakhry Hazimeh
    Director of the Economic Bureau
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Kenya — Statement by Hon. Amos Kimunya
    Minister of Transport
    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. Dr. Amani Bouresli
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Latvia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Edgars Rinkevics
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Lesotho — Statement by H.E. Dr. Mothae Maruping
    Ambassador
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Madagascar — Statement by H.E. Madam Olga Ramalason
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Malawi — Statement by Hon. John Bande
    Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Malaysia — Statement by Hon. Mustapa Mohamed
    Minister of International Trade and Industry
    Text    Audio/Video
      
  • Maldives — Statement by H.E. Ms Iruthisham Adam
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Mali
  • Mauritania — Statement by H.E. Mr. Bamba Ould Daramane
    Minister of Trade, Industry, Crafts and Tourism
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Mauritius — Statement by H.E. Mr. Shree Servansing
    Ambassador and Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
     
  • Mexico — Statement by Mr. Bruno Ferrari García De Alba
    Minister of the Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Morocco — Statement by H.E. Mr. Abdellatif Maazouz
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Mozambique — Statement by H.E. Mr. Kenneth Viagem Marizane
    Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Myanmar — Statement by H.E. Mr. Win Myint
    Union Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Nepal — Statement by H.E. Mr. Lekh Raj Bhatta
    Minister of Commerce and supplies
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Netherlands — For the Kingdom in Europe and for the Netherlands Antilles — Statement by Mr. Simon Smits
    Director General International Relations, Ministry for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • New Zealand — Statement by Hon. Tim Groser
    Minister of Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Nicaragua — Statement by Mr. Silvio Zambrana
    Minister Counsellor Permanent Mission of Nicaragua
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Niger — Statement by Mr. Saidou Saley
    Minister of Trade and Private Sector Development
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Nigeria — Statement by Mr. Dauda Kigbu
    Permanent Secretary
    Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment
    (on behalf of the Minister)
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Norway
  • Pakistan — Statement by Mr. Makhdoom Muhammad Amin Fahim
    Minister for Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Panama — Statement by H.E. Mr. Ricardo Quijano
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Papua New Guinea   
  • Paraguay — Statement by H.E. Mr. Manuel Caceres
    Deputy Minister for Economic Relations and Integration
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Peru — Statement by H.E. Mr. José Luis Silva Martinot
    Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Philippines — Statement by H.E. Mr. Gregory Domingo
    Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Poland   
  • Portugal — Statement by H.E. Mr. Álvaro Santos Pereira
    Minister of Economy and Employment
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Qatar — Statement by H.E. Mr. Sultan Alkhater
    Undersecretary of Ministry of Business and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis — Statement by Mr. Charleton Edwards
    Permanent Secretary — Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Lucia — Statement by Hon. Alva Baptiste
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation on behalf of the Member States of the OEC
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines — Statement by Mr. Andreas Wickham
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Consumer Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of — Statement by Dr Mohammed Alkathiri
    Deputy Minister for Technical Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Senegal — Statement by H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Singapore — Statement by H.E. Mr. Hng Kiang Lim
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Solomon Islands — Statement by Mr. Robert Sisilo
    Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • South Africa   
  • Spain — Statement by H.E. Mr. Alfredo Bonet Baiget
    Secretary of State for Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sri Lanka — Statement by Mr. Nimal Karunatilake
    Acting Director General et commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Swaziland — Statement by H.E. Ms. Thembayena Dlamini
    Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Sweden — Statement by Dr. Ewa Björling
    Minister for Trade
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Switzerland — Statement by H.E. Mr. Johann Schneider-Ammann
    Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department 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 Ms. Joyce Mapunjo
    Permanent Secretary
    Industry of Trade Ministry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Thailand — Statement by Mr. Kittiratt Na-Ranong
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Trinidad and Tobago — Statement by H.E. Mr. Stephen Cadiz
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Tunisia — Statement by H.E. Mr. Mehdi Houas
    Minister of Trade and Tourism
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Turkey — Statement by H.E. Mr. Zafer Caglayan
    Minister of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Uganda — Statement by Hon Amelia Kyambadde
    Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ukraine — Statement by H.E. Mr. Valeriy Piatnytskyi
    The Government Commissioner for European Integration
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • United Arab Emirates — Statement by H.E. Ms. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi
    Minister of Foreign Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • United Kingdom — Statement by Mr. David Frost
    Director for Europe, Trade and International Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • United States of America — Statement by H.E. Mr. Ronald Kirk
    United States Trade Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Uruguay — Statement by H.E. Mr. Roberto Conde Carreras
    Deputy Foreign Minister (Under Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Venezuela — Statement by H.E. Mr. German Mundarain
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Viet Nam — Statement by H.E. Mr. Vu Huy Hoang
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Zambia — Statement by Hon. Robert Sichinga
    Minister for commerce, Trade and Industry
    Text  Audio/Video
      
  • Zimbabwe — Statement by H.E. Mr. James Manzou
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      

Statements by observer governments  back to top

  • Afghanistan — Statement by H.E. Dr. Anwar-Ul-Haq Ahady
    Minister of Commerce and Industry
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Algeria — Statement by H.E. Mr. Mustapha Benbada
    Ministre du Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Belarus — Statement by H.E. Mr. Mikhail Khvostov
    Permanent Representative
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Ethiopia   
  • Holy See — Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Iran — Statement by H.E. Mr. Masoud Movahedi
    Senior Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic — Statement by Dr. Nam Viyaketh
    Minister of Industry and Commerce
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Montenegro — Statement by H.E. Dr. Vladimir Kavaric
    Minister of Economy
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Russian Federation
  • Samoa   
  • Serbia   
  • Sudan — Statement by H.E. Mr. Abdelrahim Eltayeb
    Acting Secretary General, Ministry of International Co-operation
    Text   Audio/Video
      
  • Yemen — Statement by H.E. Dr Ibrahim S. Al Adoofi
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative
    Text    Audio/Video

      

Other observers back to top

  • Palestine — Statement by Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi
    Ambassador, Permanent Observer Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Text   Audio/Video
      
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