Nur-Sultan, June 13, 2022 (WAM)-The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO MC) opens in Geneva, Switzerland. Kazakhstan is the co-sponsor and presiding country of this conference, and Kazinform International News Agency learned from the press of the Ministry of Trade and Integration.

Ministers of trade between 164 member states gathered in Geneva to make decisions on the most serious issues of the World Trade Agenda.

In 2018, 164 WTO members unanimously supported the 12th Ministerial Conference in Nur-Sultan in the summer of 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was postponed twice and decided to be held at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Participants in the conference will discuss many issues related to world trade, including responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, agriculture and resolution of the global food crisis, fisheries subsidies, WTO reforms, and further development of e-commerce. increase.

This event is expected to be of paramount importance in world trade policy, which will determine the overall development of world trade over the next decade.

WAM / Esraa Ismail / Rola Alghoul

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