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US welcomes Afghanistan’s accession to WTO

US welcomes Afghanistan’s accession to WTO

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Dec 18, 2015 - 15:12

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday welcomed Afghanistaninfo-icon’s accession to the Worldinfo-icon Trade Organization (WTO) as a major step forward in the Afghan government’s efforts to unlock the country’s economic potential.

“We welcome the finalisation of Liberia and Afghanistan's terms of accessions of the World Trade Organization on the 16th and 17th in Nairobi,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference.

 “Today's announcement is the result of years of work, which has accelerated over the last year under the leadership of the National Unity government. WTO accession is a process, and Afghan government needs to work with parliament and other stakeholders to take steps needed to receive the full benefits of its membership,” Kirby said.

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