OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
DF, to December 13, 2015
Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, accompanied by the Undersecretary
of Foreign Trade, Francisco de Rosenzweig, began a tour of work in Nairobi,
Kenya, to participate in the Tenth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade
Organization (WTO), which will be held from 15 to 18 December 2015.
Ministerial Conference is the highest decision-making body of the WTO, composed
of the ministers of all member countries of the Organization (currently 162)
and must meet once every two years. To date there have been nine ministerial
conferences. The last meeting took place in Bali, Indonesia, from 3 to 7
meeting in Kenya is significant for being the first time that the Ministerial
Conference takes its session in Africa, also the scenario of the celebration of
the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the WTO.
the issues Ministers will discuss highlights the work that the WTO is making on
its regular work as well as on issues of negotiation that are part of the Doha
Agenda for the Development. Also, Ministers are expected to take decisions
including those relating to the accession of Afghanistan and Liberia as 163 and
164 members of the WTO.
the meeting, the Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal will participate in plenary
together with the other Trade Ministers of the WTO member countries and he will
hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with the aim of promoting the agenda
of the organization.