Today, during the online session, topical issues related to Turkmenistan's accession to the world trade organization (WTO) were discussed.
As you know, on July 22, during a regular meeting of the General Council of the WTO, a decision was unanimously adopted to grant Turkmenistan observer status in the WTO. In this regard, today's meeting was devoted to discussing further steps that the Turkmen side will take as an observer.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan V. Hadjiev, heads and representatives of a number of ministries and departments of the country. The world trade organization delegation was led by Ms. Mayka Oshikava, Director of the WTO accession Department.
It was noted that the observer status of Turkmenistan is an important step towards joining the WTO, and the Turkmen side will be able to use it in the best way to get acquainted with the Organization and its activities, as well as to prepare for the beginning of negotiations on joining this organization as a full member.
The participants also discussed a number of priority issues related to the continuation of work to enhance Turkmenistan's cooperation with the WTO, our foreign Ministry reports.
Earlier, we wrote that Turkmenistan has gained observer status in the WTO.
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