Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
commits Britain to a contribution of ú660,000 to the WTO's 1999 Programme for Technical
Cooperation. The contribution follows Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement in May that
Britain will contribute $10 million (ú6 million) to help developing countries participate
in the multilateral trading system. That announcement came at a WTO meeting celebrating
the 50th anniversary of the system.
The contribution will be used
to help the WTO fund training and technical seminars designed to help developing countries
better understand their rights and obligations under international trade agreements.
John Vereker, Permanent Secretary at Britain's Department for International Development
(DFID), signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Renato Ruggiero, Director-General
of the WTO in Geneva.