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International donors call for Palestinian Authority observer status in the WTO

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

- Joining the WTO as an observer would contribute to fostering the Palestinian Authority’s capacity to build up a framework for export-led economic growth, said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in his capacity as Chair of the AHLC.

- Joining the WTO as an observer would contribute to fostering the Palestinian Authority’s capacity to build up a framework for export-led economic growth, said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in his capacity as Chair of the AHLC.

Meeting in Brussels today, the international donor group in support of the Palestinians (AHLC) recommended that the Palestinian Authority seek observer status in the WTO.

International donors also called on the Palestinian Authority to develop long-term strategies and advance trade-related institution building.

Today’s AHLC meeting in Brussels was hosted by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, and brought together Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Israeli officials with representatives of key donor countries and Quartet Representative Tony Blair.

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