KUWAITI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DELEGATION HEADS TO GENEVA FOR WTO CONFERENCE

KUWAIT, Feb 15 – Kuwait’s National Assembly delegation, today (Sunday), headed for Geneva, Switzerland, to take part in the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organisation (WTO), aimed at boosting democracy across the globe.

The annual 2015 session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, will be held on Feb 16-17 (tomorrow and Tuesday), on the WTO premises, Centre William Rappard, in Geneva, under the theme, “WTO at the age of 20.”

The Conference on the WTO is organised jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the European Parliament (EP) and aims at strengthening democracy, at the international level by bringing a parliamentary dimension to multilateral cooperation on trade issues.

In this regard, the conference provides legislators with the opportunity to examine developments in the WTO, obtain first-hand information on the state of multilateral trade negotiations, and consider a possible parliamentary contribution to these multilateral processes.

The Kuwaiti delegation is chaired by Oda al-Ruwaii and includes MPs Madi Al-Hajeri and Khalil Abdullah.

SOURCE: KUNA