Monologue March 2018 issue


Thriving two-way trade and investment is an integral part of our vision for a strong partnership. 







Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister
On the role of trade in India-Israel relations
Source: Ministry of External Affairs, GoI

If we only discuss issues of interest to a handful of developed countries, then a multilateral body like the WTO, with a majority of developing countries, will become irrelevant.








Suresh Prabhu

Indian Minister for Trade
& Commerce
On the WTO stalemate
Source: IANS

The EU and Japan share a common vision for an open and rules-based world economy that guarantees the highest standards. Today, we are sending a message to other countries about the importance of free and fair trade, and of shaping







Cecilia Malmström

EU Commissioner for Trade
On EU-Japan trade deal
Source: European Commission

We will deliver on the will of the British people and get the best Brexit deal for our country – securing the greatest possible access to European markets, boosting free trade with countries across the world, and delivering control over our borders, laws and money.










Theresa May

British Prime Minister
On Britain’s trade future
Source: Reuters


It calls for trade based on the principles of fairness and reciprocity. It calls for firm action against unfair trade practices and intellectual property theft. And it calls for new steps to protect our national security industrial and innovation base.







Donald Trump

US President
Emphasising the role of trade in THE US National Security Strategy
Source: The White House


We’ve been working on deepening our trade ties, opportunities for small businesses, for Canadians to benefit from better access to the Chinese market while standing up for our interests and jobs back home.

Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister
On trade with China
Source: AP

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