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Ambassador Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexico)
World Trade Organization
201. The representative of the Secretariat said that under the Joint Initiative the two organizations had organized a joint regional workshop in cooperation with the Government of Bangladesh for the LDCs in the Asian-Pacific region, which was held on 11-14 December 2002 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He thanked the Government of Bangladesh for hosting this workshop and Ambassador Toufiq Ali for his active participation in this event, which had contributed significantly towards its success. There were two elements under the Joint Initiative: one was regional workshops and the other specific activities related to the needs of individual countries. As to the latter, he informed the Council that from 18-25 March the WIPO and the WTO were holding two national seminars in cooperation with the national authorities of Benin and Mali.