Director-General Okonjo-Iweala urges ECOWAS to harness trade for sustainable growth

WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to harness trade, continental integration and the multilateral trading system to achieve sustainable economic growth amid challenging global economic conditions. In her remarks at the third joint ministerial meeting of ECOWAS ministers of trade and industry in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 27 April, Dr Okonjo-Iweala emphasized the importance of delivering for people, as outlined in the 1975 Lagos Treaty and the founding agreement of the WTO.