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Delegation of Tajikistan partakes in 2nd UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries in Vienna.

The delegation of Tajikistan represented by Envoy of Tajikistan to the United Nations Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov, Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to OSCE and other international organizations headquartered in Vienna Ismatullo Nasredinov participated in the Second UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) held on November 3-5 in Vienna, the Tajik Foreign Ministry's press service said.

The purpose of this Conference was to review 11 years of progress in implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action, as well as adoption of the Vienna Programme of Action. The main purpose of the adoption of this document is primarily to assist developing countries landlocked, infrastructure development, building trade, international freight cars and other destinations.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Conference participants at the opening session. The Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Mr. Sebastian Kurz was elected as the President of the Conference.

Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of the United Nations General Assembly Sam Kutesa, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States Gyan Chandra Acharya, EU Commissioner for International Co-operation and Development Neven Mimica, World Customs Organization Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya, World Trade Organization Director General Robert Carvalho de Azevedo have also addressed the Conference participants.

The Conference was attended by over 1,500 participants, among them are heads of state and high-level representatives from 120 countries, donor countries, a number of influential international and regional organizations, as well as other dignitaries.

On November 4, the representative of the Tajik delegation presented a detailed report at the Conference.

The Tajik delegation also met with the delegation of Japan led by Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Member of the House of Representatives Mr. Kentaro Sonoura on November 4.

At the end of the Conference, Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024 and Vienna Declaration were adopted.

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Date:Nov 8, 2014
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