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GENEVA WTO MINISTERIAL 1998: STATEMENTS
Statements, 18 and 20 May 1998  

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WT/MIN(98)/ST/1  APEC MINISTERIAL STATEMENT  Statement circulated by the Honourable Dato' Seri Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, on behalf of Ministers responsible for Trade from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

WT/MIN(98)/ST/2  BAHRAIN  Statement circulated by H.E. Mr. Ali Saleh Al-Saleh Minister of Commerce

WT/MIN(98)/ST/3  KUWAIT  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Dakhil, Minister of Commerce and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/4  CROATIA  Statement circulated by H.E. Mr. Nenad Porges Minister of Economy (as an observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/5 WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION  Statement Circulated by Mr. James W. Shaver, Secretary General (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/6  MYANMAR  Statement circulated by H.E. Major General Kyaw Than Minister for Commerce

WT/MIN(98)/ST/7  CYPRUS  Statement circulated by H.E. Mr. Nicos Rolandis Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

WT/MIN(98)/ST/8  MACAU  Statement Circulated by Mr. Vitor Rodrigues Pessoa, Secretary for Economic Coordination

WT/MIN(98)/ST/9  WORLD BANK  Statement circulated by Mr. Masood Ahmed Vice-President and Head of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (as an observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/10  DENMARK  Statement Circulated by Mr. Niels Helveg Petersen, Minister for Foreign Affairs

WT/MIN(98)/ST/11  PHILIPPINES  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Cesar B. Bautista, Secretary of Trade and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/12  AUSTRIA  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. H. Farnleitner, Minister for Economic Affairs

WT/MIN(98)/ST/13  ITALY  Statement Circulated by Prof. Augusto Fantozzi, Minister of Foreign Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/14  BULGARIA  Statement circulated by Mr. Valentin Vasilev, Minister of Trade and Tourism

WT/MIN(98)/ST/15  MALTA  Statement Circulated by the Government of Malta

WT/MIN(98)/ST/16  AUSTRALIA  Statement Circulated by The Honourable Tim Fischer MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/17  ZIMBABWE  Statement Circulated by the Hon. N.M. Shamuyarira, Minister of Industry and Commerce

WT/MIN(98)/ST/18  PERU  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Gustavo Caillaux, Minister for Industry, Tourism, Integration and International Trade Negotiations

WT/MIN(98)/ST/19  BOLIVIA  Statement Circulated by D. Jorge Crespo Velasco, Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment

WT/MIN(98)/ST/20  SOUTH CENTRE  Statement Circulated by Mr. Branislav Gosovic (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/21 Statement Circulated by the Ministers of Members of the International Textiles and Clothing Bureau

WT/MIN(98)/ST/23  COSTA RICA  Statement Circulated by H. E. Mr. Samuel Guzowski, Minister for Trade and the Economy

WT/MIN(98)/ST/24  SLOVENIA  Statement Circulated by Dr. Marjan Senjur, Minister for Economic Relations and Development

WT/MIN(98)/ST/25  IRELAND  Statement Circulated by Mr. Tom Kitt, Minister for Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/26  HUNGARY  Statement Circulated by H.E. Dr. Szabolcs Fazakas, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism

WT/MIN(98)/ST/27  HOLY SEE  Statement Circulated by Mgr. Celestino Migliore, Under-Secretary for Relations with States (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/28  LATVIA  Statement Circulated by Mr. Valdis Birkavs, Minister for Foreign Affairs (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/29  SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Statement Circulated by Mr. Ján Foltín, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy

WT/MIN(98)/ST/30  URUGUAY  Statement Circulated by Dr. Didier Opertti, Minister for Foreign Affairs

WT/MIN(98)/ST/31  ECUADOR  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Benigno Sotomayor Jaime, Minister for Foreign Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/32  SWITZERLAND  Statement Circulated by Mr. Franz Blankart, Secretary of State, Federal Office of External Economic Affairs

WT/MIN(98)/ST/33  COLOMBIA  Statement Circulated by Dr. Carlos Ronderos Torres, Minister of Foreign Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/34  SPAIN  Statement Distributed by H.E. Mr. Raimundo Pérez-Hernández y Torra, Ambassador, Permanent Representative

WT/MIN(98)/ST/35  CHILE  Statement Circulated by Mr. José Miguel Insulza, Minister for Foreign Affairs

WT/MIN(98)/ST/36  INDIA  Statement Circulated by Mr. Ramakrishna Hegde, Minister of Commerce

WT/MIN(98)/ST/37 and WT/MIN(98)/ST/37/Rev.1  SINGAPORE  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Lee Yock Suan, Minister for Trade and Industry (at the working session on implementation)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/38  NIGERIA  Statement Circulated by The Hon. Dr. Emmanuel O. Udogu, Minister of Commerce and Tourism

WT/MIN(98)/ST/39  TURKEY  Statement Circulated by Dr. Iþýn Çelebi, Minister of State

WT/MIN(98)/ST/40  GERMANY  Statement Circulated by H.E. Dr. Günter Rexrodt, Federal Minster of Economics

WT/MIN(98)/ST/41  UKRAINE  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Hennadiy Udovenko, President of the 52nd Session of the UN General Assembly

WT/MIN(98)/ST/42  KAZAKSTAN  Statement Circulated by Mr. Kasymzhomart K. Tokayev, Minister of Foreign Affairs (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/43  KENYA  Statement Circulated by The Hon. J.J. Kamotho, EGH, MP, Minister for Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/44  GEORGIA  Statement Circulated by Mr. Konstantin Zaldastanishvili, Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations

WT/MIN(98)/ST/45  NETHERLANDS  Statement Circulated by Mrs. Anneke Van Dok-Van Weele, Minister for Foreign Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/46  JAMAICA  Statement Circulated by the Honourable Seymour Mullings, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/47  HONG KONG, CHINA  Statement Circulated by Mr. Chau Tak Hay, Secretary for Trade and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/48  PAKISTAN  Statement Circulated by Mr M. Ishaq Dar, Minister of Commerce and Head of Delegation

WT/MIN(98)/ST/49 SAARC  Statement Circulated by the Commerce Ministers

WT/MIN(98)/ST/50 and WT/MIN(98)/ST/50/Corr.1 INDONESIA  Statement Circulated by Mr. Mohammad Hasan, Minister for Industry and Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/51 NEPAL  Statement Circulated by the Hon.Chiranjibi Wagle, Minister for Commerce (As an Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/52  NICARAGUA  Statement Circulated by Mrs. Azucena Castillo, Junior Minister of the Economy and Development

WT/MIN(98)ST/53  VENEZUELA  Statement Circulated by Dr. Hector Maldonado Lira, Minister of Industry and Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/54  SAUDI ARABIA  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Osama J. Faqeeh, Minister of Commerce (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/55  WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION  Statement Circulated by Dr. Kamil Idris, Director-General (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/56  ESTONIA  Statement Circulated by Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves Minister for Foreign Affairs (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/57  UNITED STATES  Statement Circulated by Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Trade Representative

WT/MIN(98)/ST/58 and WT/MIN(98)/ST/58/Rev.1  ICELAND  Statement Circulated by Mr. Halldór Ásgrímsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/59  RUSSIAN FEDERATION  Statement Circulated by Mr. Vladimir Karastin, Deputy Minister for External Economic Relations and Trade (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/60  BANGLADESH  Statement Circulated by Mr. Tofail Ahmed, Minister for Commerce and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/61  NIGER  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Koussou, Minister of Trade and Industry of Niger

WT/MIN(98)/ST/62  UKRAINE  Statement Circulated by Mr. Sergly G. Osyka, Minister for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/63  MONGOLIA  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. R. Amajargal, Minister for External Relations

WT/MIN(98)/ST/64  VIET NAM  Statement by H.E. Mr. Truong Dinh Tuyen, Minister of Trade (As an Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/65  GREECE  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. A. Baltas, Vice-Minister

WT/MIN(98)/ST/66  EGYPT  Statement by H.E. Dr. Ahmed A. Goueili, Minister of Trade and Supply

WT/MIN(98)/ST/67  NEW ZEALAND  Statement Circulated by the Honourable Lockwood Smith, Minister for International Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/68  SUDAN  Statement Circulated by H.E. Ahmed Eltigani Salih, (As an Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/69  EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT  Statement Circulated by Hans Peter Lankes, Director, Transition Strategy (As an Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/70  BELARUS  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Mikhail A. Marinich, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations (As an Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/71and WT/MIN(98)/ST/71/Rev.1  THAILAND  Statement Circulated by H. E. Dr. Supachai Panitchapakdi, Deputy Prime Minister of Commerce of Thailand

WT/MIN(98)/ST/72  ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNITY/   AFRICAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY  Joint Statement Circulated by Ministers of Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/73  CANADA  Statement Circulated by the Honourable Sergio Marchi, Minister for International Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/74  COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA  Statement Circulated by the Honourable Enoch Kavindele, Chairman of the Council of Ministers (As an Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/75  NORWAY  Statement Circulated by Mr. Knut Vollebæk, Minister of Foreign Affairs

WT/MIN(98)/ST/76  EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES   Commission of the European Communities  Statement Circulated by Sir Leon Brittan Q.C., Vice-President of the European Commission

WT/MIN(98)/ST/77  LIECHTENSTEIN  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Michael Ritter, Minister for National Economy

WT/MIN(98)/ST/78  BURUNDI  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr Grégoire Banyiyezako, Minister for Trade, Industry and Tourism

WT/MIN(98)/ST/79  CHAD  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Djitaingar Djibangar, Minister for Industrial, Trade and Crafts Development

WT/MIN(98)/ST/80  MAURITIUS  Statement Circulated by the Honourable Rajkeswur Purryag, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/81  FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION  Statement Circulated by Mr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Department (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/82  ZAMBIA  Statement Circulated by the Hon. Syamukayumbu Syamujaye, Minister of Mines and Minerals Development

WT/MIN(98)/ST/83  BURKINA FASO  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Youssouf Ouedraogo, Ambassador

WT/MIN(98)/ST/85  HAITI  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Fresnel Germain, Minister of Trade and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/86  CZECH REPUBLIC  Statement Circulated by H.E. Dr. Karel Kühnl, Minister of Industry and Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/87  BRUNEI  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Pehin Dato Abdul Rahman Taib, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources

WT/MIN(98)/ST/88  MALDIVES  Statement Circulated by the Honourable Abdulla Yameen, MP, Minister of Trade, Industries and Labour

WT/MIN(98)/ST/89  FIJI  Statement Circulated by Hon. Berenado Vunibobo, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/90  EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES  Statement Circulated by the Right Honourable Margaret Beckett MP, President of the Board of Trade, On Behalf of the Presidency of the Council of the European Communities

WT/MIN(98)/ST/91  LEAST-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES  Statement Circulated by Ministers of the Least-Developed Countries

WT/MIN(98)/ST/92  MALAYSIA  Statement Circulated by The Honourable Dato' Seri Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/93  SOLOMON ISLANDS  Statement Circulated by the Hon. Daniel Enele Kwainairara, Minister for Commerce and Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/94  GUYANA  Statement Circulated by the Hon. Michael Shree Chan, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/96  TANZANIA  Statement Circulated by Hon. K.A. Mussa, Minister of Trade, Industries and Marketing on Behalf of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member Countries

WT/MIN(98)/ST/97  ARGENTINA  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Guido Di Tella, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship

WT/MIN(98)/ST/98  THE SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN AND MATSU  Statement Circulated by Dr. Chih-kang Wang, Minister of Economic Affairs (As an Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/100  BELGIUM  Statement Circulated by the Delegation

WT/MIN(98)/ST/101  MEXICO  Statement Circulated by Dr. Herminio Blanco Mendoza, Minister for Trade and Industrial Development

WT/MIN(98)/ST/102  SWEDEN  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Leif Pagrotsky, Minister for Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/103  ISRAEL  Statement Circulated by Mr. Natan Sharansky, Minister of Industry and Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/104  HONDURAS  Statement Circulated by H.E. Carlos H. Matute-Irías, Ambassador, Permanent Representative

WT/MIN(98)/ST/105  KOREA  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Han Duck-soo, Minister of State for Trade

WT/MIN(98)/ST/106  PORTUGAL  Statement Circulated by H.E. Mr. Francisco Seixas Da Costa, Secretary of State for European Affairs

WT/MIN(98)/ST/108 + Corr.1  ASEAN  Statement Circulated by ASEAN (As An Observer)

WT/MIN(98)/ST/109  POLAND  Statement Circulated by Mr. Janusz Steinhoff, Minister of Economy

WT/MIN(98)/ST/110  BOTSWANA  Statement by the Honourable George Kgoroba, Minister of Commerce and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/111  NAMIBIA  Statement Circulated by the Hon. Wilfried I. Emvula, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry

WT/MIN(98)/ST/112  GHANA  Statement Circulated by the Hon. Mr. Dan Abodakpi, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry