Foreign Minister attends Meeting of the Landlocked Developing Countries
On September 2, a Ministerial Meeting of the Landlocked Developing Countries or LLDC was held virtually as part of the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
On September 2, a Ministerial Meeting of the Landlocked Developing Countries or LLDC was held virtually as part of the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. In her opening remarks, Foreign Minister stressed that Landlocked Developing Countries are facing more challenges than before due to the COVID-19 pandemic and noted the importance of reducing commodity dependence of the landlocked developing countries, diversifying the economy and increasing the trade volume and level of development. Calling on development and trade partners to step up their efforts in support of other countries in key areas such as transport, logistics, investment, e-commerce and capacity building. At the meeting, trade and development ministers and ambassadors of Nepal, Bolivia, Bhutan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Laos and Paraguay, Acting Secretary-General of the UN, and Director-General of the WHO as well as others delivered speeches and exchanged views on the challenges faced by LLDCs in trade and development and ways to address them. At the end of the meeting, Ministers adopted a Ministerial Declaration, addressed to the 15th session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, which will take place on October 3-7, 2021.