Sao Tome and Principe: Membership of World Trade Organisation analysed in Sao Tome

27 May 2008

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 27 May – The authorities of Sao Tome and Principe Monday in Sao Tome opened a national seminar on trade, with a view to the archipelago joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), announced the director-general for trade, Abenilde dos Santos.

The seminar, which is promoted by the Ministry for Trade and Tourism, will last three days and has the support of the WTO and the European Union (EU), as well as the International Organisation for Francophonie.

The director-general for trade said that “Sao Tome and Principe wants balanced trade with several foreign partners within the framework of the World Trade Organisation.”

As part of the process for inclusion of the archipelago in the WTO, dos Santos said that one of the seminar’s aims was to offer the country’s future negotiators instruments that allow them to negotiate the future membership of Sao Tome and Principe of the WTO with “clarity.” (macauhub)