Libya prepares WTO membership bid
Libya wants to join the World Trade Organization and will attend the upcoming WTO summit in Doha, the official JANA news agency said Wednesday, October 31.
Economy and Trade Minister Abdel Salem Juir will represent Libya at the November 9-13 Doha meeting. Libya is "seriously studying its joining the organization" and will set up groups to prepare an application, JANA added.
Eleven of the 22 members of the Arab League already belong to the WTO. They are Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Five others -- Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen -- are candidates. — (AFP, Tripoli)
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