SWITZERLAND-LAOS-WTO-ECONOMY-TRADE

SWITZERLAND-LAOS-WTO-ECONOMY-TRADE

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Laos’ Industry and Commerce Minister Nam Viyaketh (L) and World Trade Organization (WTO) director general Pascal Lamy show documents during a signing ceremony which confirmed Laos as a new member of the international organisation, on October 26, 2012, at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. Laos became the 158th member of the trade organisation. Fifteen years since Laos first applied to join the global trading body, membership negotiations with Vientiane finally concluded last week. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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