Thursday, September 29, 2016
Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO discusses areas of cooperation with WTO and the future of trade with Roberto Azevêdo, Director General, WTO
Geneva, Switzerland – On the sidelines of the WTO Public Forum, a meeting was held between Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO ITFC and the World Trade Organization (WTO), represented by Roberto Azevêdo, Director General, WTO to discuss latest outlook of the future of trade, and further areas of cooperation.
These areas of cooperation include SMEs’ development, emphasizing on ITFC’s leading role in the implementation of regional integration programs (AfTIAS) and inter-regional trade development (Arab Africa Trade Bridge Program and Special Program for Central Asia – SPCA); and ITFC Trade Development programs that contribute to the achievement of the trade related SDGs in IDB Member Countries.
In addition to the potential future cooperation in ITFC/IDBG Trade data and contribution in WTO reports and databases, sharing views on SME’s development, and partnering in initiatives for SMEs promotion in member countries.
Concluding on the meeting, Eng. Hani Sonbol, CEO, ITFC said, “I can confidently say that this has been a very fruitful meeting that resulted in shaping many promising future joint projects between our two entities.