Liam Fox has downplayed the importance of Brexit in his bid to be the first British boss of the World Trade Organization.
The Leave-backing former cabinet minister said not every country “sees every issue through the Brexit prism”.
He also insisted it was not too early for a Briton to lead the WTO, following the UK’s EU exit in January.
The Tory MP is one of eight candidates vying to replace Brazilian Roberto Azevedo as director-general.
Candidates have until early September to drum up support among 164 member countries, who want to find consensus on a replacement by 7 November.
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