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Belarus' fast accession to WTO welcomed

MINSK (BelTA) – Members of the World Trade Organization and its management support the idea of Belarus' accession to the organization as fast as possible. These matters were discussed during the meeting of the WTO Secretariat delegation and Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, the Ministry's representatives told BelTA.

The delegation was led by Chiedu Osakwe, Director of the Accessions Division of the WTO Secretariat. During the meeting the sides discussed further steps to organize negotiations between Belarus and the WTO.

In turn, the Belarusian side confirmed its commitment to completing the negotiations on joining the WTO. It was mentioned that Belarus' membership in the WTO should contribute to export diversification and the development of the country's economy.

The sides agreed a roadmap to guide consequent negotiations and the necessary technical work, including modus operandi of the working group on Belarus.