DDG Ellard: More cooperation, trade and stronger institutions needed to solve crisis

In her opening remarks at the 7th Annual AGOA Spring Conference on 19 April, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard discussed the triple crisis of COVID-19, conflict and climate change, and how trade and the WTO can address these threats. She also expressed the WTO’s support for Africa’s regional integration through the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The full text of her remarks is below.