|ECOWAS trade negotiation seminar opens in Liberia|
|Emerging Markets Business News|
|Tuesday, 08 December 2009 12:56|
In remarks at the opening of the seminar Tuesday, Liberia's acting commerce minister Frederick Norkeh said the world has become a global village with its economy growing bigger, and that trade negotiation has become fundamental.
"The current workshop is another level in our activities aimed mainly at developing the capacity of Liberians through the activities of the Liberia National Coordinating Committee on Trade (LNCCT)," observed Mr. Gibson Obasi, Administrative Officer of the ECOWAS Trade Negotiation Capacity Building Project.
He said ECOWAS TNCB is in the second phase of its program activities , which is mainly capacity building for member states for effective and efficient trade policy decision making.
He said in the first phase of the project which lasted from 2003-2007, dwelt mainly on human capacity building. He said during that period, more than 430 officials from the government, private sector and civil society organizations, were trained on multilateral trade and negotiation skills in ECOWAS member states.
Mr. Obasi said the ECOWAS TNCB project is jointly funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and ECOWAS.