Ottawa, June 25, 2007

Archived - Canada's New Government Welcomes the New President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, on behalf of Canada's New Government, today congratulated Robert Zoellick on his new role as President of the World Bank.

"Mr. Zoellick will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role" said Minister Flaherty. "He has had an impressive career in the public and private sectors and is well respected internationally."

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Zoellick was instrumental in launching the Doha Development Round of trade talks and completing negotiations to bring China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization.

"I believe Mr. Zoellick is an excellent choice to continue the World Bank's important work of reducing world poverty and implementing good governance and anti-corruption measures in developing nations" Minister Flaherty added. "I look forward to working with Mr. Zoellick and supporting him in any way I can."

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