18 October 2006

Lamy fields 150 questions from around the world in online chat

Nearly a hundred participants from around the world posed some 150 questions in on online chat hosted by Director-General Lamy on 18 October 2006. Questions touched on the prospects for the resumption of the Doha Round, the possible impact of failure, and the future of the WTO.

> Transcript of Mr Lamy's Internet chat

Businessmen, academics, NGOs and journalists from Brazil to China and from the US to Bangladesh, participated in the online chat that lasted more than an hour. Questions were posed in English, French and Spanish.

Mr. Lamy welcomed the opportunity to hear the views of the public and reply to their questions. He said he hoped to host another chat before Christmas.