Roberto Azevedo, back, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), visits the Xixi campus and headquarters of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba with its chairman Jack Ma or Ma Yun, front, in Hangzhou city, east China's Zhejiang province, 6 September 2016.
Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), met with Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma at the headquarters of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. Azevedo paid a visit here on Tuesday (6 September 2016). On the heels of the closing of the G20 Summit, World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo met with Mr. Ma at Alibaba¯s headquarters. Mr. Azevedo and Mr. Ma discussed Mr. Azevedo's vision for a more inclusive WTO and how they can work together to deliver it. The enablement of global trade is the common objective of both the WTO and Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). With a focus on SMEs, eWTP speaks to a shared vision of a future WTO that enables more inclusive trade and ensures small businesses can participate in the digital era. By promoting public-private dialogue to incubate e-trade rules and foster a more effective and efficient policy and business environment, SMEs can further expand their capabilities and reach worldwide.