Friday, March 25, 2005

NA chairman meets WTO director

World Trade Organization General Director Supachai Panitchpakdi commended recent legislation in Vietnam to enhance its entrance into the WTO. The remarks were made during a Geneva meeting Wednesday (March 23) with Vietnam National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An. The WTO director urged Vietnam to further revise its regulations on taxes, trade, investment, intellectual property and services, in order to make it more investment friendly. An replied that Vietnam's entrance into the WTO is a top priority for the country and that the National Assembly is completing laws for its WTO entry. An also met with E.O. Christine, Swiss Parliamentary Deputy Speaker, to discuss relations between the two countries. An's visit is a part of his European tour begun March 12, he has also visited Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom. (VNA,, March 24).


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