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WTO 13th Ministerial Conference extended to facilitate outcomes

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Published: 00:25, 2 March 2024  
WTO 13th Ministerial Conference extended to facilitate outcomes

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The 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) has been extended by one day, until Friday (March 1) to facilitate outcomes on the main issues at stake.

Following the consultations by WTO Director General (DG) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala with the MC13 Chair, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi and the Minister Facilitators, delegations were informed that MC13 will be extended, with the closing session scheduled to begin at 2 pm Abu Dhabi time on.

At the meeting of Heads of Delegation (HoDs) on February 28, the DG called on members to go the extra mile to find convergence on the various negotiations at the ministerial gathering and to be mindful that time is running out to conclude meaningful agreements.

The 13th Ministerial Conference was initially scheduled to close on 29 February 29 at 8 pm Abu Dhabi time, reports BSS.

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