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Germany's contribution to the DDA Global Trust Fund will finance training workshops for officials from developing countries and least-developed countries. Since the creation of the fund in 2001, over 2,800 workshops have been organized.

Ms Phillips said: “Inclusiveness is important for the efficiency of negotiations under the multilateral trading system. Germany's generous donation is a very welcome contribution to pursuing this goal.”

Ambassador Waldmann said: “Germany is pleased to be renewing its contribution, with the aim of continuing to help developing and least-developed countries build their trading capacities.  We hope that by acquiring the necessary skills, they can build a framework for trade that will be conducive to furthering their sustainable development.”

Overall, Germany has donated approximately CHF 29 million (EUR 26.5 million) to the various WTO trust funds over nearly twenty years.




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