Bangladesh Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed requested the leaders of the G-8 to concede market-access benefits to all of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for all their products ‘without discrimination.’
The head of caretaker government, as chair of the LDCs, made the request, in a letter, to the G-8 leaders comprising eight developing nations, who are preparing for holding the next summit of the bloc as an arbiter in world economy. In the letter he has also emphasized issues including the need for "liberalization of Mode IV services", that is, movement of natural persons across frontiers, global warming and climate change. The chief adviser has expressed the hope that these issues would receive due attention of the leaders in the forthcoming G-8 Summit in Tokyo, to be held in July.
Zahurul Alam has the details.