Taliban and UNAMA Discuss Reactivating Afghanistan's WTO Membership

Thursday, 05/30/2024

Nuruddin Azizi, the Taliban's Minister of Commerce, met with Roza Otunbayeva, head of UNAMA, to discuss reactivating Afghanistan's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Afghanistan, which officially joined the WTO in 2016, currently lacks representation within the organization due to the international community's non-recognition of the Taliban government.

Afghanistan holds the position of the 164th member of the WTO.

A press release from the Taliban's Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Wednesday reported that Azizi and Otunbayeva also discussed support for micro, small, and medium enterprises, boosting exports, and creating facilities for female entrepreneurs.

This marks the first instance of the Taliban expressing interest in reactivating Afghanistan’s membership in the WTO.

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