African countries need to join efforts in the face of global
economic and sanitary challenges.
Geneva- June 11, 2022
Minister of Trade and Industry
Nevine Gamea has taken part in the African ministerial Meeting, held on the
sidelines of the WTO 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland,
on June 12-15.
“African countries need to join
efforts in face of the economic and sanitary challenges the world is currently
facing, and to have a unified vision that reflects their common interests
within the WTO,” Gamea highlighted in her speech.
The meeting was attended by WTO
Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, African Union Commissioner for Trade and
Industry Albert Muchanga and Executive Director of the International
Trade Centre Pamela Coke-Hamilton, while President of the African Import-Export
Bank Benedict Oramah participated via video conference.
It concluded by adopting the Ministerial
Declaration by the WTO African group, which supports Egypt’s proposal about
helping Net-Food Importing Developing Countries (NFIDCs) and Least Developed
Countries (LDCs) to address food security challenges.