Focal Points

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Government Focal Points

Afghanistan

Key focal point:
Mr. Seddiq Rasuli, Acting Director General for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Alternate:
Mr. Asadullah Hamdard
Deputy Director General for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Armenia

Key focal point:
Ms.  Karina Sargsyan, Head of Investment Policy and Analysis Division of Investment Policy Department, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, 5 M. Mkrtchyan, Yerevan 0010, the Republic of Armenia

www.mineconomy.am


Azerbaijan

Key focal point:
Mr. Zohrab Gadirov, Director, Investment Promotion Department, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), Baku Business Center,32 Neftchilar ave., Baku, AZ 1000

www.azpromo.az


 Bangladesh

Key focal point:
Ms. Mohsina Yasmin, Executive Member, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Prime Minister's Office, Plot# E-6/B, Agargoan, Sher-E-Banglanagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh

www.bida.gov.bd


Bhutan

Key focal point:
Mr. Tashi Dorji, Senior Industries Officer, FDI Division, Department of Industry, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Thimpu-11001, Bhutan

Alternate:
Mr. Sonam Tshokey, Industry officer, FDI Division, Department of Industry, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Thimpu-11001, Bhutan

www.moea.gov.bt


Brunei Darussalam

Key focal point:
Mr. Arifubillah Masli, Executive Officer, Functional Development Unit, FDI Action and Support Centre (FAST), Brunei Economic Development Board, Level 4, Tower Block, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3910, Brunei Darussalam

Alternate:
Ms. Fadzilah Rahman, Executive Officer, Functional Development Unit, FDI Action and Support Centre (FAST), Brunei Economic Development Board, Level 4, Tower Block, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3910, Brunei Darussalam


Cambodia

Key focal point:
Mr. Sophal Suon, Director, Public Relations and Investment Promotion Department, Council for Development of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


China

Key focal point:
Ms. Miao Yu, Deputy Director, Dpt. of International Trade and Economic Affairs, 
Ministry of Commerce of P. R. China

Alternate: 
Mr. Wenxian Hu, Third Secretary, Dpt. of Foreign Investment Administration of Ministry of Commerce of P.R. China


Cook Islands

Key focal point:
Mr. Teariki Vakalalabure, Chief Executive Officer, Business trade and Investment Board, Private Bag: Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

https://btib.gov.ck/


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Key focal point:
Mr. Chol-Sok, Ri, Head of Guidance Bureau of Economic Development, Ministry of External Economic Relations, Chongryu-dong No. 2, Taedonggang District, Pyongyang, DPR of Korea

Alternate: 
Mr. Tong Ho Kim, National Focal Point for ESCAP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central District, Pyongyang, DPR of Korea 


Fiji

Key focal point:
Mr. Shaheen Ali, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Level 2 & 3 Civic Tower Building, Suva, Fiji

Alternate: 
Ms. Shinal Cynthia Prasad, Senior Economic Planning Officer, Trade Unit, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Level 2 & 3, Civic Tower, Victoria Parade, Suva. Fiji


French Polynesia

Key focal point:
Ms. Hinano Teanotoga, Managing Director, Investment Promotion Authority of French Polynesia "Délégation Polynésienne aux Investissements"
PO BOX 1677 - 98 713 Papeete TAHITI French Polynesia


Georgia

Key focal point:
Mr. Mikheil Khidureli, Director, Enterprise Georgia, Tbilis, Georgia

Alternate:
Ms. Kristine Meparishvile, Head of Investment Support Department, LEPL Enterprise Georgia,18 Uznadze str. 0102 Tbilisi, Georgia


Hong Kong, China

Key focal point:
Mr. Stephen Christopher Phillips, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, 24/F, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, China

Alternate: 
Mr. Hok Lai Chiang, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, 24/F, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, China 

www.investhk.gov.hk


India

Key focal point:
Mr. Kalyanaraman Rajaraman, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi 110001, India

Alternate: 
Mr. Vijay Kumar Tyagi, Director (FDI), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi 110001, India

www.dea.gov.in


Islamic Republic of Iran

Key focal point:
Mr. Mehrded Asadpour, Senior Legal Expert, Organization for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Alternate:
Mr. Alireza Mirveisi, Senior Legal Expert, Organization for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran, Tehran, Iran


Japan

Key focal point:
Mr. Toru Terai, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan in Thailand

Alternate:
Ms. Miki Nagashima, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo 100-8919, Japan


Kazakhstan

Key focal point:
Mr. Yerlan Khairov, Chairman of the Committee for Investment, Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan


Kiribati

Key focal point:
Mr. Toani Barao, Direct Investment Network is the Secretary for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and cooperatives

Alternate:
Mrs. Tekiataake Ruka

Contact person: Mr. Toani Takirua, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Betio, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, P.O. Box 503


Kyrgyzstan 

Key focal point:
Mr. Nuradil Baiasov, Head of Investment Projects Promotion Division, State Agency for Investment and Export Promotion under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic


Lao PDR

Key focal point:
Mr. Outakeo Keodouangsinh, Director General, Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Alternate:
Mr. Phonethavong Singhalath, Director of Division

Ms. Souphaphone Saignaleuth, deputy Director of Division


Macao, China 

Key focal point:
Mr. U Sang U, Executive Director, Board of Directors, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)

Alternate:
Ms. Ieng Ieng Chiu, Senior Officer, Research and Information Department, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)


Malaysia 

Key focal point:
Mr. Syed Mohd Faizal Syed Mohd Dardin, Director, Investment Policy & Trade Facilitation Division, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Alternate: 
Ms. Fara Azuin Binti Amiruddin, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Maldives

Key focal point: 
Mr. Yusuf Riza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development, Boduthakurufaanu magu, Male’, Republic of Maldives

Alternate:
Mrs. Nahiva Mohamed, Director, Business Registration Section, Ministry of Economic Development, Boduthakurufaanu magu, Male’, Republic of Maldives


Marshall Islands

Key focal point: 
Mr. Francis Carlos Domnick, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Commerce, Investment & Tourism, Post Office Box 898, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands MH 96960

Alternate: 
Mr. Rington Paul, Assistant Manager, Investment Support Services, Office of Commerce, Investment & Tourism, Post Office Box 898, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands MH 96960 


Mongolia

Key focal point: 
Mr. Dashdemberel Natsagdorj, Head of Investment Policy and Planning Division, National Development Agency, Regulatory Agency of Government of Mngolia, Government Building 2, United Nations Street 5/1, Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia

Alternate:
Ms. Tsetsegmaa Oyunsukh 
Third Secretary, Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, 7A Peace Av, 14210 Ulaanbaatar – 11, Mongolia 

www.mfa.gov.mn


Myanmar

Key focal point:
Mr. Thant Sin Lwin, Director General and Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, No. 1, Thitsar Road, Yankin Township, Yangon, Myanmar
    
Alternate:
Ms. Malar Myo Nyunt, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of national Planning and Economic Development, Yangon, Myanmar

www.dica.gov.mm


Nepal

Key focal point:
Mr. Khomraj Koirala
Joint Secretary and National Focal Point of Nepal for the LDCs, UNDESA, UNESCAP and the Colombo Plan
Economic Management Division
National Planning Commission Secretariat 
Singhadarbar, Kathmandu, Nepal


www.npc.gov.np


New Caledonia

Key focal point:
Ms. Sandrine Bellier, Senior Advisor for Economic Cooperation and Trade, Regional Cooperation and External Relations Department, B.P M2 98 849 Nouméa cedex


Pakistan

Key focal point: 
Ms. Seema Raza Bokhari, Director General, Investment Promotion and Facilitation, Prime Minister's Office, Board of Investment, 6th Floor, Kohsar Block, Pak Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan

Alternate: 
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali, Director, Board of Investment, Islamabad, Pakistan


Palau

Key focal point:
Mr. Secilil Eldebechel, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, The National Capital, Ngerulmud, Melekeok State, P.O. Box 6051, Koror, Palau 96940

Alternate: 
Mr. Cameron Van Tassell, Legal Counsel and Interim Executive Director, Foreign Investment Board, P.O. Box 1733, Koror, Palau


Papua New Guinea

Key focal point:
H.E. Mr. Vincent Peter, High Commissioner, Papua New Guinea High Commission, No. 15, Jalan Keranji 2, Off Jalan Kedondong, Ampang Hilir 55000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Philippines

Key focal point:
Ms. Angelica M. Cayas, BOI Governor, Board of Investments, 385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, 1200 Makati City, Philippines

Alternate: 
Ms. Lanie Dormiendo, Officer-in-Charge, International Investments Promotion Service, Board of Investments, 385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, 1200 Makati City, Philippines


Republic of Korea

Key focal point: 
Mr. Yongchae Kim, Director, Foreign Investment Division, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Sejong-si 339-012, Republic of Korea 

Alternate: 
Mr. Dahl Park, Senior Deputy Director, Foreign Investment Division, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Sejong-si 339-012, Republic of Korea


Russian Federation

Key focal point:
Mr. Kirill (Grigorievich) SERGASHOV, Deputy Director of Business Development Unit, Investment Policy and Public-Private Partnership Department, Ministry of Economic Development, 

Ms. Natalia (Valerievna) PEDAN - Counselor, International Investment Policy Cooperation, Business Development Unit, Investment Policy and Public-Private Partnership Department,  Ministry of Economic Development


Samoa

Key focal point:
Mr. Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour, Apia, Samoa

Alternate:
Ms. Peseta Noumea Simi, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, P.O. Box L 1859, Apia, Samoa


Sri Lanka

Key focal point:
Ms. Champika Priyadarshanee Malalgoda, Executive Director, Research & Policy Advocacy, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Alternate:
Ms. Ganga Hiroshini Palakatiya, Deputy Director, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Research & Policy Advocacy Department, 19th Floor, West Tower, World Trade Center, Echelon Square, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka

www.investsrilanka.com


Tajikistan 

Key focal point:
Mr. Safarali Nurali Qurbonzoda, Head of Main Department on Investment and Foreign Aid Coordination, State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe

Alternate:
Mr. Dilshod Sharifi, Head of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe


Thailand

Key focal point:
Ms. Sonklin Ploymee, Deputy Secretary General, Thailand Board of Investment, Bangkok, Thailand

Alternate: 
Ms. Tanita Sirisup, Executive Director, International Affairs Division, Thailand Board of Investment, Bangkok, Thailand


Timor Leste

Key focal point:
Mr. Arcanjo da Silva, Executive Director, TradeInvest Timor-Leste, I.P. (Investment and Export Promotion Agency, I.P.), Rua 25 de Abril, No. 08, Colmera, Vera Cruz, Dili, Timor-Leste

Mr. Leovegildo dos Santos, Director General, Ministry of Commerce, Rua Boaventura, ed. Fomento, Mandarin, Dili, Timor Leste

Alternate:
Mr. Paulo Jose Coelho, Technical Superior, Ministry of Commerce, Rua Boaventura, ed. Fomento, Mandarin, Dili, Timor Leste 
Mr. Angelito da Costa, Planning and Monitoring Officer, Ministry of Commerce


Turkey

Key focal point:
Mr. Murat Alici, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economy, General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Investment, Ankara, Turkey

Alternate: 
Mr. Hasan Aslan Akpinar, Head of Department of International Relations, Ministry of Economy, General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Investment, Ankara, Turkey


Uzbekistan

Key focal point:
Mr. Khamraev Oybek, Head of Department, The State Committee for Investments, 38, Taras Shevchenko Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

www.invest.gov.uz/en/


Vanuatu

Key focal point:
Mr. Nigel Taribete Malosu, Budget Manager, Department of finance and Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Alternate: 
Mr. Rex Willie Semeno, Tax Policy Manager, Tax Unit, Department of finance and Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Port Vila, Vanuatu


Viet Nam

Key focal point:
Mr. Nguyen Duc Nam, Official, Foreign Investment Division, Foreign Investment Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment, 6B Hoang Dieu street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Viet Nam