The Shura Council participated in the Abu Dhabi session of the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organisation (PCWTO), accompanying the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference, which is hosted by the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates Sunday, in co-operation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the European Parliament.
The Council was represented at the conference by its members, HE Mohamed bin Yousef Almana and HE Umair bin Abdullah al-Nuaimi.
Seeking to mobilise parliamentary action to support and promote global trade for the benefit of the peoples and countries of the world, the conference witnessed discussions on trade, climate change, and digital trade in the era of resilient economies.
In the conference's final document, the parliamentarians emphasized the importance of parliamentary participation in supporting multilateral cooperation on trade issues. They also stressed the importance of the WTO as a major institution for improving the lives of peoples, with the need to reform the organisation to address the challenges of the twenty-first century and meet the growing expectations of the peoples.
The attendees also stressed that the WTO should have a strong and effective parliamentary dimension, calling on the organisation to provide the conference with the tools that will enable it to have stronger parliamentary participation with the organisation.
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