Iran aims for WTO membership

Iran’s Industry, Mining & Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh
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Industry, Mining & Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said today that Iran is preparing to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in a sign that the Islamic republic is gearing up for a comprehensive normalisation of trade relations following the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions.

“Now that after intensive negotiations all misunderstandings of Iran’s nuclear activities has been removed, our next step will be to persuade economic cooperation and to become intermingled with the world economy and therefore joining WTO is Iran’s priority,” he was quoted as saying today by Irna.
Nematzadeh called on WTO members to support Iran’s membership in the Geneva-based body, established in 1995 to promote the removal of restrictions on global trade in goods and services
Iran is ready to kick off negotiations for joining the WTO, Nematzadeh was reported as saying by Irna. He said that Iran is keen to boost cooperation with the EU and voiced hope that after removal of sanctions in the near future, Iran can promote ties with the world, Irna reported.