MINSK, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Germany supports the intention of Belarus to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), Michael Roth, State Minister for European Affairs in German Foreign Ministry, said at the forum held in Minsk on Tuesday.
The forum was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Germany.
The German Minister stressed that the best tools for globalization were to open borders as well as make fair and free trade.
"I would be glad if Belarus joined the WTO. We need this economic cooperation, fair trade, and the WTO is an important tool for this," Roth said.
He also stressed the importance of political contacts in the development of further dialogue between Belarus and Germany.
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 his government to intensify negotiations on the country's accession to the WTO.