WTO chief sees rocky road for trade deals at global meeting

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By Philip Blenkinsop and Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) -World Trade Organization chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala expressed cautious optimism on Sunday that more than 100 trade ministers meeting in Geneva would achieve one or two global deals this week, but warned the path there would be bumpy and rocky. The director-general from Nigeria said the world had changed since the WTO’s last ministerial conference nearly five years ago. “I wish I could say for better. It has certainly become more complicated,” she told a news conference before the June 12-15 meeting, listing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ukraine…

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