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Azevêdo has yet to talk to Trump, but he's 'always available'

October 11, 2018 at 7:16 PM
President Trump, who frequently rails against the World Trade Organization, has never had a direct conversation with Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. In an interview on the “Freakonomics” podcast last week, Azevêdo said he had never met with Trump, though he said he has spoken “frequently” with other heads of state – including, recently, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He added that he has talked with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other...


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