International integration

Kazakhstan supports Belarus’s accession to WTO - Zh. Aitzhanova

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office and other international economic organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Zhanar Aitzhanova took part in the 9th meeting of the working group on Belarus' accession to the WTO.
Nur-Sultan 20 September, 19:16

In addition, the multilateral meeting on agriculture was held within Belarus' accession to the WTO.

According to the MFA of the RK, Kazakhstan is a member of the working gon Belarus' accession to the WTO, which includes 47 countries. The working group is headed by Permanent Representative of Turkey to the WTO, Ambassador Kemal Madenoglu.

In his speech, Ambassador Aitzhanova received the Belarusian delegation headed by First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Yevdochenko and expressed full support of Astana for its early accession to the WTO.

She emphasized that Belarus, being a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, actually fulfills the norms of the WTO agreements.

Ambassador Aitzhanova also stressed that the reforms carried out by Belarus within the framework of accession to the WTO to simplify administrative procedures provided Belarus with the 37th place in the Doing Business rating of the World Bank for 2017.

The session reviewed the trade policy of Belarus on the basis of the first draft of the report of the working group. The WTO member-countries were provided with information on the work carried out by Minsk to harmonize national legislation with the WTO provisions.

The Head of the Belarusian delegation informed the participants of the meeting about the completion of bilateral negotiations on access to the market of goods and services with 14 WTO members and about the intention of his country to continue active work with interested trading partners, including within the upcoming 11th WTO Ministerial Conference