SIXTH SESSION OF ESCAP’S COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT IS BEING HELD IN BANGKOK

The Mongolian delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Tugsbilguun Tumurkhuleg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific /ESCAP/ is attending the Sixth Session of the Committee on Trade and Investment of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), which is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 13 to 15 March 2019.

The Committee is discussing the theme topics of the Asia-Pacific Trade and investment Report 2018 and 2019, and reviewing the matters reflected in the documents such as “Implications of rising protectionism on regional trade and investment” “Navigating non-tariff measures towards sustainable development”, “Promoting cross-border paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific”, “Leveraging e-commerce for graduation of Least developed countries”, “Engaging the business sector in promoting sustainable development” as well as drafts resolutions for submission to the Commission at its seventy-fifth session.

The delegates elected the Bureau of the Committee session with H.E. Mr. Tugsbilguun Tumurkhuleg as the Chair of the Committee session and Mr. Md. Badrul Hassan Babul, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Ms. Karishma Narayan, Principal Trade Economist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism as Vice Chairs of the Committee session. Furthermore, Dr. Enkhbold Vorshilov, Director-General of the Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia delivered a statement on the “Agenda 2: Implications of rising protectionism, including trade wars, for regional trade and investment” and briefed delegates on recent and further objectives of Mongolia pertaining to trade and investment.