Ambassador Asim Ahmed Delivers Remarks at World Trade Organization General Council

Asim Ahmed, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Maldives to UN in Geneva and World Trade Organization (WTO), has delivered remarks at the WTO General Council yesterday.

In his remarks, he highlighted the importance of increasing market access, tackling non-tariff barriers and promoting exports to achieve sustainable development of small island states and realize the potential of the blue economy.

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The General Council is the WTO’s highest-level decision-making body in Geneva, meeting regularly to carry out the functions of the WTO.

The WTO General Council has representatives (usually ambassadors or equivalent) from all member governments and has the authority to act on behalf of the ministerial conference which only meets about every two years. 

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