DDG Zhang calls for symbiotic relationship between trade and development

Trade should remain an important instrument for growth and development in least-developed countries (LDCs), Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang told ambassadors from LDCs on 17 September at the closing session of the South-South Dialogue on LDCs and Development in Montreux, Switzerland. Trade and development partners should “work hand in hand with LDCs to continue to build synergies,” he said. “The future hinges on how we can make the trade and development relationship symbiotic, thereby reinforcing each other.” DDG Zhang’s full remarks are available below.