Uzbekistan stresses determination to accelerate WTO accession negotiations

A WTO Secretariat team, led by Deputy Director-General Zhang Xiangchen, visited Tashkent from 26 to 30 October for a series of meetings concerning Uzbekistan’s bid for WTO membership. High-level discussions were held with Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade, and Badriddin Abidov, Deputy Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade and Chief Negotiator for WTO Accession, to review the state of play and next steps in Uzbekistan’s WTO accession process. The team also took part in two round tables with the business community and academia.