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Diplomacy

Diplomacy Briefing— Global

Preface

An interview with the Geneva-based, football-playing Brazilian permanent representative to the WTO.

Geneva, NATO, Roberto Azevedo, UN

AMBASSADOR NO.07
Team player
Geneva [ROBERTO AZEVEDO]

“It seems like the less we progress in negotiations, the more we work,” says Ambassador Roberto Azevedo, Brazil’s Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (wto) as he explains the ins-and-outs of the never-ending multilateral trade jamboree that takes place on Lake Geneva.

The life of a diplomat at the wto is about making alliances. “We always team up, we co-sponsor proposals,” says the economic specialist, who explains how his day is a juggle of formal meetings, informal pow-wows…

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