Tuesday, 06 October 2009

World’s poorest countries debate WTO membership

Some of the poorest countries in the world embarked on a three-day meeting in Cambodia to discuss ways of accelerating accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Representatives of 12 African and Asian countries in Phnom Penh will be talking to the World Bank, the European Commission and UN agencies about questions such as the dangers joining the WTO might hold for them. “We want to share our experience in the negotiations with the WTO”, said the Cambodian Minister for Trade Cham Prasidh. Cambodia, Cape Verde and Nepal, all three of whom are members of the WTO, will be speaking to their colleagues from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Laos, Samoa, Vanuatu, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, the Comoros, Liberia and Sao Tome and Principe.

Source: AOL Finance