Meeting of the President of Turkmenistan with the Director General of the World Trade Organization
Today, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, taking part in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, met with the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ms.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Having warmly greeted each other, the head of Turkmenistan and the head of the largest international trade organization expressed satisfaction with the opportunity in a personal conversation to discuss the current state and prospects for the development of cooperation, an important impetus for the further strengthening of which, in the general opinion, will be the results of the current meeting.
As it was noted, Turkmenistan is systematically carrying out work to stimulate the development of the national economy and improve the well-being of the people, further expand foreign economic relations and attract foreign investment to the country.
During the meeting, it was also noted that our country has a special Government Commission, which is charged with studying issues related to our country’s accession to the WTO, as well as preparing relevant proposals. As a result of the work executed, in July 2020, Turkmenistan was granted observer status, and in February 2022, the status of an acceding country (“active observer”) to the World Trade Organization.