PHNOM PENH — The fifth China Round Table conference will be held in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap city from March 20 to 23, said a Cambodian Commerce Ministry news release on Feb 24.
The conference is initiated by the Chinese government in consultation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat and the Cambodian government, the chair of the coordinating group of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the WTO.
“It is aimed at sharing best practices for the LDCs in preparing and accelerating the WTO accessions,” the news release said. “Moreover, the conference is to provide post-accession support to LDC members.”
The China Round Table is an annual conference which has been held following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Chinese government and the WTO in July 2011, according to the WTO website.
Under the MoU, China sponsors the conference which is designed to build capacity and technical skills in trade policy, including on accession negotiations, for least-developed and developing countries.