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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the opening of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum on Thursday, September 2021.
Ramaphosa is invited by the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the President to address the virtual ceremony under the theme “Trade Beyond COVID-19 : Building Resilience”.
The WTO World Trade Public Forum is an annual flagship event that brings together government, business, academia and civil society.
The Presidency said the Forum will consider the effects of the pandemic on trade and how the multilateral trading system can help build resilience to COVID-19 and future crises.
Participants will have the opportunity to deliberate on how the WTO can be strengthened to respond to 21st-century issues and also how reform can enable multilateral institutions, the private sector and civil society to work together to ensure that the global trading system promotes sustainable trade and supports the protection of the environment.