UAE leaders shine spotlight on global trade as WTO gets underway

As trade ministers from around the world gather in Abu Dhabi on Monday for a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting, the UAE leaders have extended the country's support to set new global commerce rules.

Taking to his official social media account, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan highlighted how trade is a key driver of prosperity and helps promote peace and understanding between nations.

He added that the UAE is pleased to welcome leaders, ministers and senior officials and looks forward to working with international partners in supporting a global trading system that brings benefits to all.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also stressed the country's "support for all efforts to facilitate the movement of global trade, strengthen economic globalisation, and create new global development corridors linking countries and regions to achieve greater prosperity".

The event will host more than 6,000 participants among 180 delegations from various countries around the world to participate to review and strategise the future of global trade. 

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