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Talks on Azerbaijan’s WTO Accession Start in Geneva

Another round of talks on Azerbaijan's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) started in Geneva, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.

According to the ministry, at the negotiations the Azerbaijani delegation is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev.

Earlier, director of the WTO office of accession Chidu Osakwe said that the meeting will discuss the changes taking place in the Azerbaijani economy, the ongoing reforms, in particular in agriculture.

Osakwe said meetings are planned to be held between representatives of Azerbaijan and the WTO member states, and the Azerbaijani side will respond to the questions submitted at the meeting in 2015.

He said the meeting participants will inquire about Azerbaijan's ability to support the economy given the low oil prices and whether Baku has an economic development strategic plan in such a situation.

To date, Norway, Russia and Saudi Arabia have expressed intention to hold bilateral talks with Azerbaijan on the issue, but it is not ruled out that the number of such countries will increase, Mammad-Guliyev said earlier.

Azerbaijan has had an observer status at the WTO since 1997. Azerbaijan began negotiations with WTO member states in 2004. Currently, the country negotiates with 19 countries.

As of today, Azerbaijan has completed the negotiations and has signed protocols with Turkey, Oman, the UAE, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.

The country is at the stage of signing protocols with China and Moldova.

Source: Trend 

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