Spanish Ambassador Joaquín Pérez-Villanueva y Tovar and WTO Director
General Supachai Panitchpakdi met today to sign a Memorandum of
Understanding affirming this commitment.
additional contribution made today by Spain is another indication of
our growing commitment with the objectives and work methods of the
World Trade Organization”, said Ambassador Pérez-Villanueva after
signing the Memoramdum of Understanding.
Supachai said : “I welcome Spain’s contribution to the Doha Trust
Fund. Technical cooperation on the Singapore issues — trade and
investment, trade and competition policy, transparency in government
procurement, and trade facilitation — is needed because important
decisions will be taken on these questions at the Cancún Ministerial
in September 2003”.
Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund was created following the
WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, in November 2001 which launched a
new round of negotiations. In December 2002, the General Council
approved a target amount of CHF 24 milion for 2003 for the Doha Trust