Ruggiero's speeches, 1995-99
Commenting on the news, WTO Director General, Mike Moore,
congratulated Moldova for the rapid pace of the negotiations for
accession and the “impressive hard work” done by the Republic of
Moldova to secure membership of the Organization.
countries are queuing up to join the WTO and there is a good reason
for this,” said Mr. Moore. “Membership of the WTO promotes growth
and development, peace and prosperity”. Since the last Ministerial
Conference in Seattle in late 1999, five countries have become members
representing 21 million people.
Deputy Minister of Economy and Reform of Moldova Mr. Gheorghe Gaberi
stated that with the aim of achieving economic development and
increasing foreign investment and employment Moldova had adapted the
foreign trade legislation to the WTO Agreements and accepted important
trade liberalisation concessions and commitments in goods and
of the Working Party said that Moldova's participation would
contribute to strengthen the multilateral trading system and welcomed
the commitments undertaken by Moldova.
accession's documents will now go to the next meeting of the WTO
General Council for formal consideration and approval. After
ratification by the Republic's Parliament, Moldova can become a member
of the World Trade Organization.