Afghanistan joins WTO
December 18 2015 12:29 AM

First deputy Chief Executive of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, Mohamed Khan (left) poses with  World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General - Roberto Azevedo during a ceremony marking the accession of Afghanistan to the WTO, yesterday in Nairobi.


Afghanistan yesterday joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) calling it “historic” membership to boost the war-torn nation’s economy and build peace.
Afghanistan’s membership came after formal approval by the WTO ministers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Top Afghan government official Khan Rahmani told the conference it was a “historic” event, and that WTO membership was “part of our strategic objectives to achieve economic stability and peace.”
WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said he was “delighted” to welcome Afghanistan.

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