International Trade Center’s (ITC) flagship annual event, the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) is underway to be organized in Ulaanbaatar on June 27-28, 2023, under the auspices of the President of Mongolia H.E. Mr. Khurelsukh Ukhnaa under the theme of “Diversifying Green Trade: Organic, Digital, Sustainable”. The launch event of WEDF 2023 was held on February 15th, 2023, on the premises of ITC headquarters in Geneva.
Mr. Tuvdendorj Gantumur, Vice Minister of Economic Development, Ms. Gerelmaa Davaasuren, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Office at Geneva delivered opening remarks. Representing the UN and the ITC, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of ITC, and Mr. Vinod Ahuja, interim UNRC in Mongolia delivered opening remarks.
Ms. S. Bayasgalan, Secretary General of the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry delivered her remarks, as well as traditional Mongolian music band led by the Cultural envoy of Mongolia Ms. Ts.Gerlee presented their “Mongolian Step” performance.
The launch event was joined by the Permanent Representative of China to the World Trade Organization, Ambassador LI Chenggang, the Permanent Representative of El Salvador, Ambassador Patricia Benedetti, the Permanent Representative of Gambia, Ambassador M.O Ka, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Lansana Gberie, Permanent Representative of Uganda, Ambassador Marcel Tibeleka, Permanent Representative of Zambia, Ambassador Tembo Luambia, as well as representatives from the Mission of Botswana, Bhutan, Burundi, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Iraq , Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal, Seychelles, and Vietnam attended the launch event.
Also, private company representatives of “Straight Circles” of the Netherlands, “Simply Fit” of the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia’s “PT. Adhikara Bhumi Sedaya” Egypt’s “Harvest”, Tunisia’s “Insight”, Spain’s “Autonama”, Lebanon’s “Salma Maternity Wear”, Botswana’s “Pennyrock Investments”, Tanzania’s “GICC and FINBIZ” participated in the launch event.
Parties interested in the 20th World Export Development Forum, which will be held in Mongolia on June 27-28, under the theme “Diversification of Green Trade: Organic, Digital, and Sustainable” can register with the following link: https://indico.un.org/event/1004191/