Kyrgyzstan actively participates in global processes, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said at the high-level forum on advancing trade and investment facilitation for development: a Eurasian perspective in Astana, Tazabek reports.
He expressed hope Kyrgyzstan will continue efforts on simplification of procedures for attraction of investments and promotion of trade.
Representative of Kyrgyzstan Nurbek Maksutov chairs the WTO Committee on Specific Commitments. Hopefully, Kyrgyzstan will continue using WTO platform for expansion of its economic and trade interests, Roberto Azevedo said.
Economy Minister Oleg Pankratov briefed the WTO Director-General about establishment of the National Council for Trade Simplification, which will serve as an open forum for advancing trade simplification with other countries.
The Economy Minister raised the issue of transit restrictions for landlocked countries and suggested to highlight this issue in the Astana statement. The sides agreed to include this issue into the statement after discussion.
The sides have discussed e-commerce development among other issues.
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