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Di Maio: strengthening trade multilateralism with the WTO

2021-10-12T09:39:32.529Z

'For a sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery'. The G20 of Commerce starts in Sorrento (ANSA)



After the pandemic, "the commitment to 'build better' for a sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery goes hand in hand with the need to strengthen the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core".

This was stated by the Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio,

opening the G20 of Commerce in Sorrento

.

The minister then introduced

the agenda:

"Today's meeting closes the year of work in the trade and investment vein and is structured in three sessions, each of which covers two topics: the morning session will focus on trade and health and trade and environmental sustainability. The second session, a working lunch, will focus on services and investments, and on the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in world trade. The third session will offer an exchange of views on government support and the reform of the World Trade Organization ".

"With your help, we would like the G20 ministerial meeting on trade and investment to be

a stepping

stone to a successful outcome of the twelfth WTO ministerial conference, which will be held in Geneva at the end of November," Di Maio said. , addressing the participants in the work of the ministerial.

Also present was the director general of the WTO

, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. 

"The idea of ​​a new beginning, for a 'better recovery', is also at the center of the motto of our G20 Presidency:

People, Planet, Prosperity

. Global prosperity - explained Di Maio -. Despite the impact of Covid-19 on the world economy, the multilateral trading system has been a source of stability and has helped to mitigate the repercussions of the pandemic ", he added.


Source: ansa

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