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Readout of USTR Robert Lighthizer's Meeting with the WTO Director General

June 01, 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this morning welcomed World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo for a meeting to discuss the important role of the WTO in the global economy. Ambassador Lighthizer reaffirmed his support for improving the WTO and his commitment to working closely with U.S. trading partners to increase the WTO's ability to promote free and fair trade.

Ambassador Lighthizer communicated his goal of building a strong working relationship with Director-General Azevêdo and the WTO member economies, and he looks forward to engaging them in further discussion next week in the margins of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris.