Talks in Geneva to Support Sudan’s Accession to WTO


Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mustafa Osman Ismail, and the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azivido, discussed ways to support Sudan’s accession to the Organization.

Talks include the steps to be taken in the coming period and structural reforms in the national economy.

Ismail said on Friday that the meeting was aimed at explaining the recent steps taken by the government to push the accession process and the latest economic developments in the country.

He pointed out that the meeting dealt with the signing of bilateral agreements recently concluded by Sudan with a number of countries in order to gain access to the organization and integrate the Sudanese economy into WTO, referring to the visit of the Secretariat and the officials of the Organization’s accession department to the country recently to find out some of the reforms made.

The Director General of the Organization said the Sudanese economy is facing challenges in some laws that need to review, praising the country’s ability to integrate into world trade, encouraging the continuation of bilateral negotiations with countries and accelerate steps to review some laws on trade.