German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a meeting with the heads of six multilateral agencies on 11 June in Berlin to discuss ways to foster international economic co-operation to address global challenges and improve the prospects for inclusive and sustainable growth. A press release was issued after the gathering. Speaking after the meeting, WTO director-general Roberto Azevêdo said: “Many would agree that the trading system is imperfect and that it needs reform… The best way to do this is through a new dialogue among leaders. We must find constructive ways of engaging and bringing leaders together.”
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