WTO head says members willing to engage with Iran

WTO's director general Roberto Azevedo (File Photo: AP)

Members of the World Trade Organization are willing to engage with Iran on its accession to the body, but a lot will depend on Tehran’s drive to make proposals during the early stages, the WTO's director general said on Thursday.

Iran, the biggest economy outside the WTO, had signaled its intention to join as part of normalizing its international trade relations once nuclear-related sanctions were lifted.

“We are in the early stages but I think there is goodwill and engagement and I hope that the process will move as expeditiously as possible,” Roberto Azevedo told a media briefing in Cape Town.

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