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Minister of Foreign Affairs met WTO’s Director General

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Børge Brende met WTO’s Director General Mr. Roberto Azevêdo on 25 April in Geneva.

Minister Brende and the Director General discussed rising protectionism and the run-up to WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference that will take place in Buenos Aires in December. Both the Minister and the Director General stressed WTO’s key role in the fight against rising protectionism.

To preserve, respect and strengthen the Multilateral Trading System is a central Norwegian trade policy objective. With its open, predictable and enforceable rules and commitments by all the Multilateral Trading System remains important.