The XII meeting of Foreign Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries held in New York on September 30 in the context of the 68th UN General Assembly Session.
Chaired by Laos, the ministerial was attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and representatives of UN System organizations and international organizations as well. Mongolia was represented by Permanent Representative to UN O.Och, Director of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs G.Ganbold and Director of the International Research Center of Landlocked Developing Countries E.Odbayar.
Addressing the meeting, Mr. O.Och said the Government of Mongolia provided for in its program of action for 2012-2016 certain activities to maintain active cooperation with UN System organizations and to make strides in the protection of interests of landlocked developing countries.
As an active member of the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries, Mongolia is taking steps towards providing the preparations for a review meeting on the implementation of Almaty Program of Actions to be hosted in 2014.
Mongolia concerns about the stagnation of Doha multilateral trade talks. In view of this, the process should be consolidated with South-South cooperation, O.Och stressed.
At the meeting, Mr. E.Odbayar presented activities of the International Research Center of Landlocked Developing Countries and its website.
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