World trade benefits when economies dialogue: APEC | 2019-05-24 | daily-sun.com

World trade benefits when economies dialogue: APEC

24 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

SANTIAGO: The world trade system will benefit when economies come together and have dialogue on mutually favorable solutions, an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) official said Wednesday.

Stronger trade is a way towards better shared prosperity, which is “the ultimate goal of APEC,” said Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, the executive director of the APEC Secretariat, in a column published in Chilean newspaper “El Mercurio.”

“With the decline of trade as the driver of growth for the region, the ministers elaborated strategies to strengthen trade” during the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting held in Chile on May 17-18, she said, reports Xinhua.


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