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The Seventh Meeting of the Round Table on Accessions to the WTO * will be held on September 26-27 in Astana with the participation of the General Director of the WTO R.Azevedo

The ministers and heads of delegations from 40 WTO member countries and observer countries (from the CIS, the region of Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East) are invited to the event. Holding the Round Table in Astana is important from the point of view of the active role of the Republic of Kazakhstan in supporting the accession to the WTO of countries that are not members of the WTO.

Also on September 28 of this year, a high-level Forum on Trade and Investment Promotion for Development will be held in Astana: A Eurasian View. The objective of the Forum in Astana is to promote dialogue on new WTO rules in the area of ​​investment promotion: to increase the transparency and predictability of investment measures, to simplify and expedite administrative procedures and requirements.

The Forum is organized by the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in partnership with the WTO Group “Friends in the Field of Investment Promotion for Development”, which includes 17 WTO members.