4:34 pm - Thursday October 18, 3218

Int’l cooperation for LDCs in trade stressed

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has laid emphasis on international cooperation to strengthen Least Developed Countries (LDCs) efficiency to contribute more in world trade.

“UNCTAD and other organizations have been playing important role for the socio-economic development of LDCs through increasing trade volume and hope they would continue it, as Tofael_ahmed_international support is inevitable to attain SDGs,” he added.

The minister was addressing Ministerial Conference of G-77 and China in the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) on behalf of the LDCs at Kenya International Conference Centre, said a ministry release received here today from Nairobi.

Mentioning that LDCs are yet to be self-reliance in supplying necessary resources, construction of infrastructure, technical and technological assistances, and training and research, Tofail said the LDCs are still needed cooperation strongly in these sectors.

He said UNCTAD could spearhead to eliminate the deadlocks towards implementing the decisions taken for the welfare of LDCs.

Kenyan Foreign and International Commerce Affairs Minister Amina Chawahir Mohamed gave welcome speech with Tanzanian Industries and Commerce Minister Charles John Mwijage in the chair.

UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Joacim Reiter and Thailand’s Permanent Secretary and Special Foreign Affairs Minister Apichart Chinwanno, among others, also spoke on the occasion.