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G20 leaders must push for WTO conference to be a success – WTO chief

FILE PHOTO: WTO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attends a news conference
FILE PHOTO: WTO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attends a news conference in Geneva

ROME (Reuters) – Country leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Rome must push for the World Trade Organization (WTO) major ministerial conference next month to be a success, the head of the trade body said on Friday.

“I hope that the G20 leaders will speak to the trade ministers to ensure that the ministerial conference is a success,” WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said at Rome’s LUISS University a day before the summit gathering together the world’s biggest rich and emerging countries.

(Reporting by Francesco Zecchini, writing by Giselda Vagnoni)

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