East Africa: Trading Opportunities

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 12:00 am, 4th July 2018

In the past decade more than 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty, largely thanks to free trade. Owing to my commercial experience, I have seen for myself the quality of the produce from the agricultural sector in East Africa, and I am not surprised that it has found a strong export market. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the best and most sustainable way out of poverty is through trade?