World Trade Organization (WTO)
Alexander Yakovenko, the Spokesman of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Answers a Media Question Regarding the Appointment of Pascal Lamy as Director General of the World Trade Organization
Unofficial translation from Russian
Question: How could you comment on the appointment of Pascal Lamy as the WTO's Director General?
Answer: We welcome the appointment of Pascal Lamy as the World Trade Organization's Director General. We know him as a experienced negotiator, good organizer and real professional, profoundly versed in the not easy problems of the world trade system. These qualities are now extremely important for the present round of international trade negotiations to be moved forward.
May 30, 2005