Afghanistan Wins Approval to Join WTO

Afghanistan Wins Approval to Join WTO

Afghanistan has won formal approval to join the World Trade Organisation in a move the U.S.-backed government hopes will help lift its war-shattered economy and create jobs in one
of the world’s poorest countries. Afghanistan has till June 30 to ratify the agreement, the final step before becoming a full member of the organisation that underpins the global system of international trade.

According to a speech given by Afghanistan’s Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Khan Rahmani in Nairobi, he stated that the trade-led growth will create new economic opportunities
and jobs, especially for women; it will reduce poverty, and increase prosperity.

It will certainly contribute in a major way to dramatically reduce extremism and achieve regional peace and security.