WTO, Pacific Islands affirm cooperation for work on fisheries subsidies and key issues

The WTO and the Pacific Islands Forum on 18 November affirmed continuing cooperation on fisheries subsidies and other key issues. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, meeting with Pacific Islands ministers in Nadi, Fiji, lauded the group’s advocacy on and stewardship of the ocean and climate. To reaffirm longstanding cooperation between the two organizations, the WTO and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) renewed a memorandum of understanding for joint technical assistance.