WTO: France Contributes €6 Million To Build Developing Countries’ Trading Capacities

The French Government has contributed about 6million Euros to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to help build the trading capacities of developing and least developed countries.


The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade Franck Riester confirmed the contribution at a signing ceremony with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala held on 1 April at the WTO.


In a meeting with the DG, they discussed a number of issues, including the role of the WTO in supporting a post-COVID-19 economic recovery, WTO reform, climate change and sustainability issues, gender and e-commerce.

The WTO says that France’s contribution will be distributed to three funds: the internship programme sponsored by France and Ireland; the WTO Chair’s Programme; and the Standards and Trade Development Facility #STDF.


Source: Voice of Nigeria