Trade is a pivotal engine for achieving economic growth and poverty reduction and, ultimately, for development, Okonjo-Iweala stresse.
At a meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Development (CTD), Ms. Okonjo-Iweala praised the paramount role for development, she said.
In this regard, she stated that CTD plays a key role in tackling down on development dimension in the multilateral trading system.
Likewise, Ms. Okonjo-Iweala stressed that WTO´s work is critical for developing and least developed countries, and that her organization addresses issues important to them.
Ultimately, our work at WTO must have a real impact on people’s lives and produce real benefits, especially for the poorest countries, she stressed.