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Despite MC12 postponement, Okonjo-Iweala pledges talks will continue

November 26, 2021 at 7:29 PM
World Trade Organization negotiations will continue and delegations in Geneva should be “empowered” to move forward despite the postponement of the 12th ministerial conference due to travel restrictions imposed because of a new coronavirus variant, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told members on Friday. The omicron variant, discovered by scientists in South Africa on Friday, has led numerous countries to impose travel restrictions on a handful of southern African countries and, in some cases, Belgium and Israel, where cases have also been...

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