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Proposed Order of Business

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Proposed Order of Business

The following order of business is proposed for consideration by the MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE at its first meeting on 9 December 1996.

Plan for Meetings

Monday, 9th

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Call to order by
H.E. Mr. Yeo Cheow Tong,
Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore

Address by H.E. Mr. Goh Chok Tong,
Prime Minister of Singapore

Adoption of Agenda

Agreement on Organization of work

Report by H.E. Mr. William Rossier,
Chairman of the General Council
Report by the Director-General of the WTO
General Statements (Item 1 of the Agenda)

Tuesday, 10th
Wednesday, 11th
and Thursday, 12th

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

General Statements (Item 1 of the Agenda)

Tuesday, 10th and Wednesday, 11th

3 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.  

Special meetings among MinistersSee footnote 1

Friday, 13th
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.  

General Statements (Item 1 of the Agenda)
Action by Ministers (Item 2 of the Agenda)
Dates and venue of the next Ministerial Conference (Item 3 of the Agenda)
Election of Officers (Item 4 of the Agenda)
Closure of the Session

Footnote: 1Special meetings among Ministers would be held to discuss specific issues of their interest. These meetings would be open to participation by all Ministers and their advisers and would be informal in nature.