DDG Zhang: Both AfCFTA and WTO are important to support Africa’s growth and prosperity

September 23, 2022 AELEX Admin 0 Comments

Trade is a fundamental driver of growth, and both the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the WTO are key to helping African countries achieve economic prosperity, Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang noted on 7 September at a conference organized by 13 African members of the WTO Chairs Programme. He called on the chairs to support the implementation of outcomes of the 12th Ministerial Conference and expressed the hope that the chairs can “provide great insights on interactions and complementarities between the WTO and the AfCFTA”.


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