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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

US pushing to admit "Palestine" to WTO

Palestine Press Agency reports that the US has agreed to help facilitate the admittance of "Palestine" to the World Trade Organization.

The Consulate of the United States in Jerusalem has informed both the PA Ministries of National Economy and Foreign Affairs of U.S. support Palestine's request to join the World Trade Organization as an observer, following a number of meetings and deliberations between the National Economy Ministry and the Mission of the United States in the WTO in Geneva during the past few months.

I couldn't find any articles in English about this, although the PA/PLO has been pushing to join the WTO for years so the story is very plausible.

Shouldn't this move on the part of the US be a bit more transparent?