May 21, 2018

DG Azevêdo in Fiji: ‘WTO vital to help Pacific region respond to its unique challenges and opportunities’

In a speech at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji, on 21 May 2018, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that trade and trade policy had a crucial role to play in supporting Fiji and other Pacific Islands to meet the big challenges ahead, ‘whether it’s meeting the urgent imperative of development, or delivering improved resilience and recovery from natural disasters’, and he stressed that the WTO would also help in meeting the big opportunities on the horizon as well — from boosting tourism, to creating a framework for more sustainable fisheries, to realising the benefits of improved internet access and connectivity. His remarks were broadcast at other USP campuses across the region.

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