During Tuesday's (11 May) session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Qatar representative, Mr.
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CU Mr. Abdhus Raman Alattyis speaking as delegates listen (3 shots)
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Background: During Tuesday's (11 May) session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Qatar representative, Mr. Abdhus Raman Alattyis, called on delegates to support a preference system for the sale of mineral resources.
He also urged the conference to support moves to help developing nations with further aid. Mr. Alattyis warned that many developing countries faced serious financial problems.
He quoted his own country as an example of the difficulties facing developing nations. He said that Qatar has both a balance of payments and a debt situation, just as the country has reached its first stage of development.