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Roberto Azevêdo Reappointed WTO Director-General

Posted March 01, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(The Financial)

At a meeting of the General Council on 28 February, WTO members agreed by consensus to appoint Roberto Azevêdo for a second four-year term as Director-General.

Mr Azevêdo, whose second term will begin on 1 September 2017, earlier outlined his vision for the future and took questions from the membership on challenges facing the organization.

Director-General Azevêdo confirmed his willingness to serve a second term in the role in a letter to WTO members on 3 November 2016 at the outset of the selection process. He was the only candidate nominated for the post when the process closed on 31 December 2016, according to WTO. Click here to read more.

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