"We signed 12 agreements in various fields in 2017. This shows that both sides have a strong political will."

"The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is the first multilateral trade agreement concluded since the WTO was established 22 years ago."

“We export about 75-80% of our goods to the US, and we need to look elsewhere if the US becomes more stringent in the way it does business.”

"It is true that most Burundian trade effectively transits through the port of Dar es Salaam."

"Five decades of cooperation and integration has made ASEAN one of the most successful regional organizations in the world."

"I think an obvious sector in which we could learn from each other is oil and gas. We have also been looking at closer cooperation in trade."

Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, on what the group is doing to support growth and economic development in the northeast of Nigeria and bolstering entrepreneurship among the country's youth.

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