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UAE’s Minister for Foreign Trade elected Chair of WTO’s 13th Conference

Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, has been elected as Chair of the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) during the General Council meeting in Geneva.

The conference, scheduled for February 2024 in Abu Dhabi, will address critical issues in world trade and build upon the outcomes of MC12. It aims to review the performance of the multilateral trading system, make decisions on the future work of the WTO, and set a roadmap for MC14.

Al Zeyoudi emphasized the need to modernize trade and integrate technology in supply chains, expressing confidence in achieving progress together with WTO members. He stressed the importance of resilient trade frameworks to tackle current challenges and called for focused deliberations ahead of MC13.

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