Turkmenistan counts on getting WTO observer status

Turkmenistan counts on getting WTO observer status

Turkmenistan hopes to get observer status in Word Trade Organization (WTO), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

This issue was discussed during an online meeting of the officers of the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the UN Office in Geneva with experts from the World Trade Organization was held. 

The parties discussed the possibility of including the issue of granting Turkmenistan observer status in the Organization on the agenda of the next session of the WTO General Council.

At the talks, the Turkmen side informed WTO experts about the work done to provide our country with observer status in the WTO.

In addition, according to the results of the regular meetings of the Government Commission for the Study of Turkmenistan’s Membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), held on April 15 and May 4, 2020 in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, it was noted that as a first step, it is necessary to achieve the observer status of the country in the Organization, as well as a review of the economic policy and regime of foreign trade of Turkmenistan was also prepared.

Emphasizing the satisfaction with the work done by the WTO representatives, it was noted that the acquisition by Turkmenistan of observer status in the organization will contribute to the development of the national economy of Turkmenistan.