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The 12th ministerial: A reporter's notebook

MC12, day one: U.S., EU walk out on Russian minister; India sets early tone

June 12, 2022 at 6:01 PM
GENEVA -- The delegations from U.S., the European Union and other World Trade Organization members on Sunday walked out of the room before the Russian economic development minister was set to speak during the first thematic session of the 12th ministerial conference. The session, “Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trading System,” featured remarks from 103 ministers. The U.S. and the EU once again condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai arguing that no WTO member should remain...


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