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Japan will send a senior vice farm minister to Geneva to directly tell the chairman of the World Trade Organization’s agricultural negotiations body of its support for recent European proposals, farm minister Tadamori Oshima said Tuesday.

Senior vice minister Toyoaki Ota is slated to meet Friday with Stuart Harbinson in an attempt to influence a first draft proposal Harbinson is expected to present before the Feb. 14-16 informal WTO ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Oshima told reporters.

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