Helen Clark welcomes WTO developments
Labour Leader Helen Clark today
welcomed developments in the World Trade Organisation's
quest for a the new director-general.
News reports this
morning suggest that an agreement has been reached which
would see Labour foreign affairs spokesperson Mike Moore
appointed WTO Director-General for three years from
"This position is one which Mike is well
qualified for, having spent the last 15 years immersed in
international trade policy issues.
"His appointment - if
confirmed formally later this week - is a tribute to his
qualifications for the job and his campaigning skills. At
the outset, Mike was candid in saying that he thought he had
about a 10 per cent chance. As the months went by, that
chance has expanded through to now the strong probability of
his appointment," Helen Clark said.
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