President: Kazakhstan's joining WTO a main economic priority

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Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 24
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakhstan's joining WTO is one of the main economic priorities of the country, Akorda said today.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said this at a meeting with Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Roberto Azevedo.

The current state of negotiations on Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO was considered during the talks.

"The harmonisation of Kazakhstan and Russia's obligations on import customs duties in connection with participation in the Customs Union is a key issue to be coordinated by WTO member states," Azevedo added.

Azevedo assured the Kazakh president that the WTO Secretariat will provide full support for the rapid conclusion of negotiations on Kazakhstan's accession to the organisation.

Translated by NH
Edited by SM

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