Developing countries, which are part of the Commonwealth of Nations, left the meeting with some conviction that they have reached consensus on trade with their developed world counterparts. They had expressed concern about development challenges, especially in relation to countries dependent on preferential trade agreements.
They called on the European Union to give greater financial compensation to countries affected by its termination of preferential trading agreements for bananas and sugar.
Below is a document produced by SAIIA as part of a publication linked to the Malta meeting and links to some of the key CHOGM documents:
- African Peer Review: In the Footsteps of the Harare Declaration
- CHOGM 2005 Finale Communique
- Malta Declaration on Networking the Commonwealth for Development
- Valetta Statement on Multilateral Trade