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32 prisoners involved in December sedition released in Hajjah
[19 January 2018]
Voluntary Recruiting campaign kicks off in Yemen's Amran
[17 January 2018]
Hajjah province deputy kicks off Voluntary recruitment campaign in Shahel
[17 January 2018]
Dhamar Governor inaugurates voluntary recruiting campaign in Dhamar city
[17 January 2018]
Voluntary recruitment campaign kicked off in Mezher of Yemen's Raymah
[17 January 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Saudi aggression airstrike wages on Marib
[19 January 2018]
3 Saudi-paid mercenaries killed in Marib
[19 January 2018]
5 Saudi aggression airstrikes hit Saada
[19 January 2018]
5 military vehicles destroyed in Taiz
[19 January 2018]
9 Saudi soldiers sniped in Jizan, Najran, Asir
[19 January 2018]
 
  Reports
Report: 9 Saudi military vehicles destroyed in ground attacks over Thursday
[19 January 2018]
Report: 2 civilians killed, injured in 16 Saudi aggression airstrikes, attacks on Yemen during one day
[19 January 2018]
Report: 4 civilians killed, 5 injured in 22 Saudi aggression airstrikes on one day
[18 January 2018]
Report: Coalition conducts 25 airstrikes on Yemen over Tuesday
[17 January 2018]
Report: Army, committees killed, injured dozens of Saudi soldiers, mercenaries in attacks over Sunday
[15 January 2018]
 
  International
UNICEF: Over 3 million Yemeni children born since Saudi wages war
[17 January 2018]
Yemen, WFP sign MoU to rehabilitate Hodeidah port
[16 January 2018]
Yemen calls on UAE occupation forces to stop destroying Socotra
[16 January 2018]
Norwegian Refugee Council calls for reopening Yemen's ports
[15 January 2018]
FM meets UN political affairs official
[15 January 2018]
  Economy
Yemen becomes officially 160th WTO member
[26/June/2014]

GENEVA, June 26 (Saba) - Yemen brought the World Trade Organization (WTO) membership to 160, closing the 13-year long chapter of negotiating its accessions terms with WTO member countries.

"I am delighted to welcome the Republic of Yemen as the 160th Member of the WTO," WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said.

"This is great news for Yemen's economy and therefore for the people of Yemen. It is also a boost for the WTO as we work to deliver the benefits of the agreement struck in Bali last year and redouble our efforts to complete the Doha round of negotiations."

On 27 May 2014, Yemen deposited the "Instrument of Acceptance" with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo confirming its membership terms, and activated the 30-day countdown to its WTO membership which became effective on 26 June 2014.

"With Yemen's accession, 97.1% of the global economy now falls under the rules-based multilateral trading system," Azevedo said.

Trade ministers of WTO members officially approved Yemen's accession on 4 December 2013 during the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The Protocol of Accession was signed by Minister of Trade and Industry Saadaldin Abu Talib, and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo.

In his welcoming remarks, Azevedo congratulated Yemen for "having taken those hard decisions which are necessary to secure growth, development, trade integration and the extension of the rule of law."

In this process, he added, Yemen has shown "energy, focus and determination to negotiate the terms of its membership over a 13-year period and completed its ratification process in a 174 day-record. Yemen's accession takes the WTO closer to its goal of universality."

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