Viet Nam Finishes WTO Talks with Dominican Republic, Honduras

Viet Nam wrapped up bilateral talks on its entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) with the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Honduras in Geneva, Switzerland on March 29, 2006.

The conclusions were signed between Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Quang Xuan, Head of the Vietnamese mission at the United Nations and international organizations in Geneva, and Dominican Ambassador Homero Luis Hernandez Sanchez, Head of the Dominican delegation, and Brenda Napky Osorio, Provisional Head of the Honduran delegation.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Mr. Xuan highlighted Viet Nam’s conclusion of negotiations with the two countries as a springboard to accelerate Viet Nam’s bid for WTO membership.

The Dominican Ambassador and Honduran Representative expressed their hopes for further promoting cooperation with Viet Nam.

Also in Geneva, Viet Nam concluded its WTO talks with Canada on March 22, 2006. The country was also negotiating with the US while in talks with the Dominican Republic and Honduras. The next negotiation round between Viet Nam and the US is set for the coming weeks. Viet Nam expects to join WTO this year.

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Source: Viet Nam News Agency – Compiled by Tuong Thuy

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