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The WTO Informal Ministerial Meeting Held in Marrakech

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2017-10-17

 

On October 9-10, 2017, the WTO informal ministerial meeting was held in Marrakech, Morocco. Attending were 35 WTO members, Director-General of the WTO Roberto Azevêdo and presidents of related WTO negotiation organizations. Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen led the delegation to attend the meeting.

 

Wang stressed that China would firmly support the multilateral trade system. He called on all sides to firmly stick to the core value and the basic principles of the WTO and illuminated China’s standpoint on other topics.

 

This meeting was held to prepare for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) at the end of this year. The meeting assessed the current situation of the negotiations and discussed the possible outcomes of MC11 and the way of the further negotiations in order to direct the negotiations in the coming two months and promote the success of MC11.

 

Wang Shouwen also attended the breakfast meeting of investment facilitation and held bilateral talks with the Director-General of the WTO and some ministers of the WTO members.

 

 
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