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Okonjo-Iweala hails ‘successful’ fish ministerial, previews 'line-by-line' talks

July 15, 2021 at 4:42 PM
Trade ministers “blessed” the World Trade Organization’s draft negotiating text on curbing fisheries subsidies, allowing negotiators to move to “line-by-line,” text-based talks, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on Thursday, hailing the ministerial as a success. Successfully concluding the fisheries negotiations would be a boon for the WTO -- and for the fish. The director-general, who took on the top job earlier this year, has made it one of her top priorities, pushing countries to find an agreement ahead of the upcoming...

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