BUENOS AIRES / WTO CONFERENCE

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The eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference opened in Buenos Aires on 10 December, with a forceful declaration by four Latin American presidents in support of the Organization and its guardianship of the multilateral trading system. WTO

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DATELINE: 10 DECEMBER 2017, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

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1. Med shot, Azevêdo greets Argentinian president Mauricio Macri
2. Med shot, Azevêdo greets president of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes
3. Close up, Azevêdo with president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez
4. Med shot, Azevêdo and president of Paraguay posing for photo
5. Med shot, Azevêdo greeting President of Brazil, Michel Temer
6. Med shot, Azevêdo and president Temer posing for photo
7. Wide shot presidents, WTO Director-General and MC11 Chair Susana Malcorra
8. Wide shot, photographers
9. Med shot, presidents enter meeting hall
10. Wide shot, Azevêdo talking at podium
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organizasion (WTO):
“By any objective measure, the multilateral trading system has delivered.
It is a rare example of effective, functioning, vibrant multilateralism – with all the hard work, difficulty and effort that this can sometimes entail.”
12. Wide shot, President Macri talking on podium
13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina:
“This conference offers us a historic opportunity to strengthen the multilateral trading system, with the WTO at its centre. It is important that we continue to believe in this system and its rules, as they are a guarantee of predictability for global trade flows and for their growth.”
14. Wide shot, podium
15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jorge Faurie, Foreign Minister, Argentina:
“The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay are gathered in Buenos Aires on the 10th of December of 2017 on the occasion of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization.
16. Med shot, photographers and audience
17. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jorge Faurie, Foreign Minister, Argentina:
“They reaffirm multilateralism as the best response in order to harness opportunities and address the challenges faced by international trade. Hence, they ratify the importance of preserving and strengthening the multilateral trading system.”
18. Wide shot, podium with presidents
19. Med shot, podium with presidents
20. Med shot, listeners
21. Med shot listeners
22. Wide shot listeners

STORYLINE:

The eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference opened in Buenos Aires on 10 December, with a forceful declaration by four Latin American presidents in support of the Organization and its guardianship of the multilateral trading system.

Speaking to delegates, Roberto Azevêdo, the Director-General of WTO said “by any objective measure, the multilateral trading system has delivered. It is a rare example of effective, functioning, vibrant multilateralism – with all the hard work, difficulty and effort that this can sometimes entail.”

The unprecedented show of support by the leaders, amongst are President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay and President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay, comes as hundreds of trade diplomats, journalists and representatives of civil society gather in the Argentine capital for the latest biennial meeting of the WTO's highest decision-making body.

Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina said “this conference offers us a historic opportunity to strengthen the multilateral trading system, with the WTO at its centre. It is important that we continue to believe in this system and its rules, as they are a guarantee of predictability for global trade flows and for their growth.”

Jorge Faurie, the Argentinian Foreign Minister said “the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay are gathered in Buenos Aires on the 10th of December of 2017 on the occasion of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization.”

Faurie added “they reaffirm multilateralism as the best response in order to harness opportunities and address the challenges faced by international trade. Hence, they ratify the importance of preserving and strengthening the multilateral trading system.”

The eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) takes place from 10 to 13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Conference will be chaired by Minister Susana Malcorra of Argentina.
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