The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in office, Reyes Maroto, has met with the executive director of the International Trade Center (ITC), Arancha González, within the framework of the G20 of Ministers of Trade and Digital Economy that began this Saturday in the Japanese town of Tsukuba.

Maroto conveyed to González the importance that the Government of Spain has for sustainable development and the gender issue in international trade policy, and positively appreciated the inclusive approach of the ITC, "with aspects as important as the empowerment of women or the integration in trade of SMEs from developing countries ".

Maroto and González agreed on the importance of getting the support of more countries to ITC so that their initiatives prosper in the World Trade Organization. Likewise, González extended a formal invitation for Spain to participate in the Meeting on Women and Commerce organized by the ITC, which will take place in Ethiopia in November.

The International Trade Center is an international institution based in Geneva whose objective is to achieve inclusive and sustainable development through international trade. It is financed in equal parts by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in addition to contributions from donors. It is the only multilateral agency dedicated exclusively to supporting the internationalization of SMEs in the least developed countries with an inclusive approach, through the high participation of women and young people, with criteria of sustainable development within the framework of the Aid for Trade agenda and of the Millennium Development Goals.



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