London:In response to the risks to growth presented by rising protectionism, leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and

adopted a six-point connectivity agenda to boost trade and investment links across the Commonwealth.Leaders committed themselves to the vision of increasing intra-Commonwealth trade to USD2 Trillion by 2030, and expanding intra-Commonwealth investment. This is to be achieved through the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment. The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda will leverage the Commonwealth Advantage by creating a forum for Commonwealth countries to exchange best practices, approaches and experiences to trade and investment. This cross-fertilization will contribute to further reducing trade frictions among members.