MINSK, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Belarus is intent to secure the World Trade Organization membership, Belarusian first deputy foreign minister Andrei Yevdochenko said during the session of WTO in Geneva on Tuesday.
A press release by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry quoted Yevdochenko as saying that Belarus already lives in accordance with standards of the WTO to a considerable extent and hopes the WTO membership allows the country to take advantage of the progressive mechanisms of the organization.
The Belarusian delegation led by Yevdochenko is taking part in its membership negotiations at WTO's headquarters in Geneva on January 23-26, the eighth meeting of the WTO Working Party on the Accession of Belarus.
Belarus is the only country of the Eurasian Economic Union which is not a WTO member. In March 2016, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the foreign ministry to intensify negotiations on the country's accession to the WTO.