The Forum will bring together leaders from governments, donors, international organizations, business and academia to foster trade action in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and inspire deeper collaborations and commitments in support of further LDC integration into global and regional trade.
2018 is a turning point for LDCs and trade, with a growing trade gap between developed nations and the world’s poorest countries and increasing instability in the world economy. The momentum we generate this year must lead to further integration of LDCs into trade at multiple scales into the future.  
At the Forum, leaders and practitioners from around the world will share what they have achieved on trade development in LDCs to date, with Aid for Trade complementing national initiatives, and will commit to doing more to ensure LDCs integrate and benefit from global trade. It will culminate in a call to action to leverage trade to combat poverty and inequality and to create a more inclusive trading system. 
avatar for Kamrang TEKRETH


Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia
Secretary of State
H.E. Mrs. TEKRETH Kamrang is currently serving as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia. Her responsibilities include overseeing the work and outputs of the Department of International Cooperation and of the Administration and Finance Department. Prior to this, she was the Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Commerce from 2008 to 2013.
Before her appointment to the Ministry of Commerce, she served at the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Rural Development.

Mrs. Kamrang received her Medical Doctor from the University of Health Science, Cambodia (1996) and obtained a Master Degree in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Oklahoma (2004). In addition, she received Diploma in Human Resource Development in Australia (1999), Finance and Procurement Management in the Philippines (2010) and Economic and Trade Policy in Singapore (2015). She is pursuing a PhD. in Business and Economy at Royal Academy of Cambodia.