World Bulletin / News Desk
Liberia on Wednesday was officially accepted as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The decision was made at the 10th Ministerial Conference which is currently underway, as officials unanimously voted for Liberia to join the WTO.
Liberian President Sirleaf Johnson thanked the Ministerial conference for accepting her country to become a member of the WTO.
"Liberia's accession to the World Trade Organisation today marks another turning point in our history as we continue the journey of economic transformation for inclusive growth," the Liberian President Sirleaf Johnson told the conference.
She noted that policies and procedure have been put in place to ensure a more transparent and predictable business climate for equitable inclusive growth in Liberia.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated Johnson on the country's accession.
"I am particularly pleased that this decision was taken in Nairobi on African soil at the 10th Ministerial conference. Without a doubt, membership of the World Trade Organisation carries considerable gains and benefits that will provide a good future for Liberia," Kenyatta said.
On Thursday, Afghanistan will also be accepted as a member of the World Trade Organisation.