(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 5. The Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the Deputy
Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Zhang
Xiangchen, who arrived in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) on a working
visit, Trend reports citing the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkmenistan.
During the meeting, Meredov informed Xiangchen about the
preparatory work being carried out in Turkmenistan for joining the
WTO, which includes improving the national legislative framework,
foreign trade procedures and rules.
Furthermore, he stressed that the growing trends of economic
globalization in the modern world, especially after the pandemic,
have set Turkmenistan the task of more intensive integration into
the system of international trade and economic relations.
The sides noted that relations between Turkmenistan and the WTO
have noticeably intensified in recent years.
During the meeting of the WTO General Council in February this
year, the Turkmen side officially applied for membership in the
organization in accordance with Article XII of the Marrakesh
Following the review, the participating countries of the WTO
General Council unanimously approved Turkmenistan's application and
decided to grant it the status of an 'acceding country'.
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