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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:41 - Updated Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:41

Angola attends World Cotton Day

Luanda - An Angolan delegation led by the Trade minister, Joffre Van-Dúnem Júnior, is attending the first World Cotton Day celebration, being marked on October 07 and hosted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva,Switzerland.

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This event stems from the application by the Cotton-4 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) to the United Nations General Assembly for  official recognition of a World Cotton Day, reflecting the importance of cotton as a global commodity.

World Cotton Day is being celebrated in countries across the globe, with events giving exposure to farmers, processors, researchers and businesses and their contributions to the cotton value chain.

The celebration activities will be livestreamed at the WTO Headquarters.

Angola was until the end of the 1970s one of the main cotton producers and exporters.

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