IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes WTO Agreement

Press Release No.13/496
December 8, 2013

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today:

“The breakthrough agreement reached in Bali by the World Trade Organization (WTO) reaffirms the commitment of the international community to an open trade system which boosts global growth and jobs, and cuts poverty. I fully support WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo's determination to use this opportunity to move the broader Doha Development Agenda forward, and overcome the significant challenges that still lie ahead.”



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