April 20, 2023
Timor-Leste drives WTO membership bid into final stages
At the fifth meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Timor-Leste on 20 April, WTO members welcomed the strong and sustained efforts by the Timorese authorities to conclude WTO accession by the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) to be held in February 2024. The President of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos-Horta, and WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala addressed the meeting, highlighting the importance of swiftly concluding the accession for Timor-Leste and the multilateral trading system as a whole.
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