An advisory centre on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) opened in Hanoi on Jan. 11.

The centre will provide information on trade policies and issues relating to the WTO. It will also receive technical assistance and hold training courses to improve capacity for Vietnamese officials under the WTO sponsorship.

The Advisory Centre on WTO in Vietnam is the 154 th facility of its kind in WTO member countries.

The Advisory Centre on WTO is expected to play an important role in the country, especially in providing technical assistance for economic development in Vietnam, said Mustapha Sadni Jallab, head of the WTO programme on Advisory Centre on WTO.

So far, the Advisory Centre on WTO in Vietnam has received 151 documents on 32 issues, including dictionaries and handbooks on trade policies, trade talks, disputes and procedures to solve trade disputes and trade agreements and trade services and statistics of WTO./.