G20 – Participation of Franck Riester in the trade ministers meeting (Sorrento, 12 October 2021)


Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is attending today’s meeting of G20 trade ministers in Sorrento.

Discussions will focus on reforming the World Trade Organization, better integrating sustainable development into trade policies, and on the trade and healthcare response to the Covid-19 crisis.

The ministers will address the expansion of small and medium-size businesses on international markets, ways to ensure fair competition at the global level, notably by controls on industrial subsidies, and promoting exchanges in the areas of services and investment.

The Minister Delegate also met this morning with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in preparation for the WTO ministerial meeting to be held from November 29 to December 3 in Geneva.