July 10, 2017

Trade and investment are essential for sustainable development – DG Azevêdo

Speaking at a Workshop on Investment Facilitation for Development on 10 July 2017 at the WTO, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that combining trade, aid and investment can help countries foster development, diversify their export capacity and better integrate into the global economy. The event was organized by the Friends of Investment Facilitation for Development (FIFD) – representing 11 WTO members — and gathered experts from international organizations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and academia. This is what he said:

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