October 26, 2023

DDG Ellard: Africa shows admirable leadership in achieving development objectives

Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard discussed the role of African countries in advancing the multilateral trading system during the 24th U.S. — Africa Trade & Investment Conference/Expo that took place in Miami on 26 October. In particular, DDG Ellard highlighted the role of African WTO members in achieving outcomes at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) on fisheries subsidies, food security and easing access to COVID-19 vaccines as well as their active engagement in ongoing initiatives. The full text of her speech is below.

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