November 2, 2017

Azevêdo highlights important role of trade and investment in promoting sustainable development

Trade and investment are fundamental in helping countries successfully integrate into the global economy, said Director-General Roberto Azevêdo in a speech to the High-Level Forum on Facilitating Trade and Investment for Development in Abuja, Nigeria, on 2 November. He highlighted that many African countries are engaged in facilitating trade and investment and that the Forum provides an important opportunity to share ideas and “to ensure we seize all of the tools available to us in the search for stronger growth and more sustainable development – in Africa and around the globe”.

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