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Cyprus supports the candidacy of Pascal Lamy to the position of Director-General of the WTO
20/04/2005



Cyprus actively supports the candidacy of Mr Pascal Lamy from France (former EU Commissioner for Trade) to the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), who has been nominated by the European Union.

The selection process for the appointment of the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is underway and the final decision is expected at the end of May. The other three candidates that have been nominated by their respective governments are Carlos Pιrez del Castillo of Uruguay, Jaya Krishna Cuttaree of Mauritius and Luiz Felipe de Seixas Corrκa of Brazil.

Mr Pascal Lamy of France is considered an able candidate for the Director General‘s position due to his wide experience in trade issues. He has played a significant role from the position of European Commissioner for Trade in the negotiations on trade and has tried hard to achieve greater access for the less developed countries to Europe’s markets, especially regarding generic drugs, in an effort to combat the various diseases from which these counties suffer. Mr Lamy has also served as Director General of the Crιdit Lyonnais Bank.

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