World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2013

The Ninth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference was held in Bali, Indonesia from 3 to 7 December 2013.[1] The conference was chaired by the Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan.[2]

In this conference, 159 members of World Trade Organization agreed to the Bali Package which aims to ease barriers to international trade.[3][4]

Yemen's agreement was also registered, dependent on the country's membership ratification. [5]


  1. ^ "World Trade Organization adopts Bali package, to move ahead on Doha round". Indian Express. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Meetings raise hope of Bali Package". The Hindu. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Historic trade package sealed at WTO Bali meeting". Global Times. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  4. ^ Bali Ministerial Declaration and decisions Archived 2013-12-18 at the Wayback Machine at WTO official website. Accessed 31 December 2013
  5. ^ "Ministerial Conference approves Yemen's WTO membership". WTO. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.

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Gita Wirjawan

Gita Irawan Wirjawan (born September 21, 1965) is an Indonesian entrepreneur, investment banker and philanthropist. Previously he served as Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu II (Second United Indonesia Cabinet). He is the founder of Ancora Group and Ancora Foundation. He is the current head of Badminton Association of Indonesia.

Naftali Bennett

Naftali Bennett (Hebrew: נַפְתָּלִי בֶּנֶט; born 25 March 1972) is an Israeli politician who led the Jewish Home party between 2012 and 2018. He served as Israel's Minister of Education from 2015 to 2019, and as the Minister of Diaspora Affairs from 2013 to 2019. Between 2013 and 2015, he held the posts of Minister of Economy and Minister of Religious Services.

Born and raised in Haifa, the son of immigrants from the United States, Bennett served in the Sayeret Matkal and Maglan special forces units of the Israel Defense Forces, taking part in many combat operations, and subsequently became a software entrepreneur. In 1999, he co-founded, and co-owned, the US company Cyota, operating in the anti-fraud space, focused on online banking fraud, e-commerce fraud, and phishing. The company was sold in 2005 for $145 million. He has also served as CEO of Soluto, an Israeli cloud computing service, sold in 2013 for a reported $100–130 million. He entered politics in 2006, serving as Chief of Staff for Benjamin Netanyahu until 2008. In 2011, together with Ayelet Shaked, he co-founded the My Israel extra-parliamentary movement. In the 2013 Knesset elections, the first contested by The Jewish Home under Bennett's leadership, the party won 12 seats out of 120.


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