A National Assembly delegation Sunday headed for Geneva, Switzerland, to take part in the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organization (WTO), aimed at boosting democracy across the globe.
The annual 2015 session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO will be held on February 16-17, on the WTO premises, Centre William Rappard, in Geneva, under the theme, "WTO at the age of 20." The Conference on the WTO is organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the European Parliament (EP) and aims at strengthening democracy at the international level by bringing a parliamentary dimension to multilateral cooperation on trade issues. In this regard, the conference provides legislators with the opportunity to examine developments in the WTO, obtain first-hand information on the state of multilateral trade negotiations, and consider a possible parliamentary contribution to these multilateral processes.
The Kuwaiti delegation is chaired by Oda al-Ruwaii and includes MPs Madi Al-Hajeri and Khalil Abdullah.