The Ministerial meeting will commence by mid-day on 3 September and close by the evening of 4 September. This will be preceded by a meeting of Senior Officials on 2 September 2009.
The Director General, WTO and the Chairs of the Negotiating Groups on Agriculture, NAMA and Services will make opening statements on the first day. This will be followed by Ministerial deliberations including, inter alia, statements by the Coordinators of various Groups and key member countries. Ministerial discussions will continue on the second day. The Conference will be closed through a statement by the Chair summing up the conclusions of the Ministerial meeting.