Interview: WTO chief Pascal Lamy

Al Jazeera speaks to the WTO chief on whether open trade could benefit poorer countries.

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    The World Trade Organisation has reaffirmed - at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland - its commitment to fight trade protectionism. But many of the ministers have accused the US of feet-dragging.

    The criticism comes just four months after Barack Obama, the US president, agreed in Pittsburgh to the goal of wrapping up the Doha round of WTO negotiations in 2010.
      
    In Davos, Al Jazeera's Stephen Cole speaks to Pascal Lamy, the WTO director-general,  on how open trade could benefit poorer countries.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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