A Ministerial Plenary session (2) has been incorporated in the programme on 14th December, 2016 after the inaugural session to serve as a forum for the Hon’ble Ministers/Leader of Delegations to deliver their Statements. Each country will be allotted about 5 minutes to deliver their Statement and the speaking order will be normally alphabetically arranged (country name). The countries that propose to make a statement may please keep the designated officer within the hall (nodal officer – country statements) informed in advance. A copy of the full statement may please be provided to the nodal officer – country statements, which would be incorporated as part of the record. In view of the time limitation, in case the statements are felt longer, an abridged version may please be delivered and the full statement in any case shall be taken on record.