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Khater holds series of meetings in Geneva

Khater holds series of 
meetings in Geneva

Tribune News Network
Doha
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater held a series of bilateral meetings with a number of officials on the sidelines of his official visit to trade and intellectual property international organisations, located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Khater met with World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
During the meeting, Khater stressed Qatar’s firm commitment to WTO principles and agreements and its support for member states’ efforts aimed at preserving the WTO’s vital role in consolidating the ideologies of international trade.
Khater thanked Iweala for her efforts in this endeavour, praising her participation in the Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, which took place last June.
During the meeting, officials discussed ways to enhance Qatar-WTO cooperation, and mechanisms to support the negotiations currently taking place within the framework of the organization to address the challenges facing the multilateral trading system globally.
Khater also met with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director-General Daren Tang.
The meeting touched on the distinguished cooperation between Qatar and the WIPO, and discussed aspects of strengthening the partnership between the two sides.
During the meeting, Khater stressed Qatar’s firm commitment to WIPO’s principles and agreements. Qatar is seeking to join a number of additional WIPO conventions and is an active participant in several aspects related to the organisation’s negotiations.
He further pointed out Qatar’s support for all efforts to reach an international agreement on protecting broadcasting organisations against piracy.

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