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Algeria and Nigeria chosen to host the WIPO External Offices in Africa

Submitted by veraliah on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:26
According to a statement issued by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria and Nigeria are the two countries that have been chosen to host the future WIPO External Offices in Africa as a result of a vote held in Geneva on 4 August 2016.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), based in Geneva, currently has five External Offices in Beijing, Moscow, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. The decision was taken during the forty-seventh session of the WIPO General Assembly to give priority to Africa for the opening of new external offices; following the vote, Algeria will host the External Office for North Africa while Nigeria will host the External Office for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Find here an article of the Algerian Press Service and here the list of current WIPO External Offices.