Minister of National Economy: Palestine will request to enter World Trade Organization

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Palestinian minister of National Economy, Abeer Odeh, on Wednesday said that Palestine will apply to enter the World Trade Organization with an observer status soon.

Odeh’s statement came during a meeting with the members of the National Technical and special teams to prepare for Palestine’s accession to the WTO.

The minister stressed the importance of organizing regular meetings between the national and technical teams. She added that the ministry has led over the past period a series of meetings with many countries of the world in order to get the support needed to submit an application to join the World Trade Organization as an observer.

Odeh added that during the past seven months, there has been consultations with many countries who showed support for the Palestinian case, pointing out that the Ministry is going ahead in its efforts to put Palestine on the world economic map.

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