Interview: WTO chief Pascal Lamy

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

    The

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.