Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan de jure WTO member
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan has de jure become a full member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
"Kazakhstan's joining the WTO opens up new opportunities for our exporters, as well as foreign investors, who are to come to the key sectors in our economy," Nazarbayev's press office quoted him as saying Nov. 30 in a message to the country's people.
The president also said Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO will be officially announced at the next meeting of the WTO General Council.
Kazakhstan applied to join the WTO in 1996 and completed the talks on the terms of accession to the organization in June 2015.
The WTO, created in 1995, is aimed at international trade liberalization and regulation of trade and political relations among the member states.
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