Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Trade of Landlocked Developing Countries
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 12 September 2012
The Government of Kazakhstan hosted the Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Trade of Landlocked Developing Countries, on 12 September 2012, in Almaty. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan.
During this meeting the International Think Tank for LLDCs briefed the Ministers of Trade of LLDCs and other participants about the status of the International Think Tank for LLDCs.
The Meeting adopted the Almaty Ministerial Declaration, which urges “those LLDCs, which have not done so, to accede to the Multilateral Agreement on the establishment of the International Think Tank for the LLDCs in order to bring the Think Tank to full operation, and invite the Office of the High Representative and relevant organizations of the United Nations system, Member States, including development partners, and relevant international and regional organizations to support the think tank, as it will play an important role in enhancing the analytical capability of LLDCs and provide home-grown research to cater for” the specific needs of LLDCs.