December 13, 2023

The Gambia, UK formally accept Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies; UK pledges to the Fund

The Gambia and the United Kingdom deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 13 December, advancing the tally of formal acceptances to the halfway mark required for entry into force. Seyaka Sonko, Minister of Interior of the Gambia, and Andrew Mitchell, Minister of State (Development and Africa) of the UK presented the instruments of acceptance to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The UK also announced its pledge to donate up to GBP 1 million (approximately CHF 1.11 million) to the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism.

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