The International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries in cooperation with the Embassy of Mongolia in Bangkok hosted a High-Level Luncheon for Representatives of the Landlocked Developing Countries on 19 May 2016 at the UN-ESCAP Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Luncheon was opened by H.E. Mr.Tugsbilguun Tumurkhuleg, Ambassador of Mongolia to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP and by Mr. Hongjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes of UN-ESCAP.
The Luncheon was organized in Bangkok for the second time to inform LLDCs about the activities of the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries and its operationalization, goals as well as to provide information on the current status of the “Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of an International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries”
At the outset of the luncheon Mr. Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Interim Director of the International Think Tank, welcomed the distinguished guests to a photo exhibition, which showed key achievements of the International Think 2009-2016.
The presence of Mr. Damcho Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Bhutan and other high-level participants from LLDCs made the Luncheon very special.
The Luncheon was also attended by Ambassadors and Permanent representatives, diplomats, senior officials from donor countries and landlocked developing countries of Asia-Pacific as well as heads of divisions of ESCAP Secretariat.
During the Luncheon H.E. Mr.Kirill Mikhailovich Barsky PhD, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP, H.E. Mr.Hideo Fukushima, Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP,
Mr.Tan Jian, China APEC Senior Official, Deputy Director General of Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China gave a speech by highlighting the achievements of the International Think Tank and congratulated Interim Director Mr.Odbayar Erdenestsogt and his team for their service to the LLDCs community.