March 15, 2022

DDG Zhang: trade for peace, one of the raisons d’être of the multilateral trading system

The trade for peace agenda was taken for granted for years and it took a group of fragile and conflict affected countries to recall that trade can and should play a role in promoting peace and stability, said Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang on 15 March. Speaking at the World Bank Fragility Forum, DDG Zhang stressed the work by the g7+ WTO Accessions Group as the leading voice calling for the WTO to support countries affected by violence in a dramatically changing global landscape. His remarks are below.

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