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Mr. Shark said Working Party could aim to hold its next meeting in
the fourth quarter of this year, during which members should consider the
first draft of its report. He also called on members and international
organizations to step up their technical assistance to Cape Verde.
Cape Verde's Minister of Economy, Growth and Competitiveness JoŃo Pereira
Silva said that his country is enacting comprehensive legislation to bring
its trade measures in line with the WTO. He reiterated Cape Verde's
objective to join the WTO at the 6th Ministerial Conference in December 2005
in Hong Kong, China, adding that a team would be available in Geneva in
September 2005 to negotiate with interested members. The Minister called for
special and differential treatment in the negotiations as his country
graduates from LDC status.