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Working Group of Trade & Investment

At the Second Biennial Council of Ministers meeting, held in Maputo, Mozambique in March 1999, IORA Ministers agreed to a realistic, outcomes-focused, Trade and Investment agenda based on Trade Facilitation, Trade Liberalization, and Economic and Technical Co-operation. 

In order to proceed with this agenda, the Ministers adopted a resolution for the establishment of a Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI). Because of their complementarities in objectives and approach, the WGTI works closely with the IORBF. 

The inaugural meeting of the WGTI took place in Sultanate of Oman in January 2000. Like other working groups, the WGTI may meet alongside with the COM and CSO, or as often as mutually decided.



WGTI Meeting



1st Meeting of the WGTI

20-21 January 2000

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

2nd Meeting of the WGTI 

4 April 2001

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

3rd Meeting of the WGTI

6 May 2002

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

4th Meeting of the WGTI

9 October 2003

Colombo, Sri Lanka

5th Meeting of the WGTI 

23 August 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka

6th Meeting of the WGTI

18 February 2006

Tehran, I.R. of Iran

7th Meeting of the WGTI

4 March 2007

Tehran, I.R. of Iran

8th Meeting of the WGTI

1 May 2008

Tehran, I.R. of Iran

9th Meeting of the WGTI

22 June 2009

Sana'a, Yemen

10th Meeting of the WGTI

2 August 2010

Sana'a, Yemen

11th Meeting of the WGTI

10 November 2011 

Bengaluru, India 

12th Meeting of the WGTI

30 October 2012

Gurgaon, India

13th Meeting of the WGTI

30 October 2013

Perth, Australia

14th Meeting of the WGTI

6-7 October 2014

Perth, Australia