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Azerbaijan: Trade Agreements

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will support Azerbaijan's application for admission to the World Trade Organisation. (242866)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government welcomes the progress that Azerbaijan is making towards meeting the conditions for joining the WTO. Following on from the bilateral negotiations between Azerbaijan and WTO members and the meeting of the Azerbaijan WTO accession working party in Geneva in the week beginning 8 December, the Government looks forward to further substantial progress to allow WTO accession to happen as soon as possible.