Saudi Arabia nominates candidate to head WTO: Document

Reuters , Wednesday 8 Jul 2020

Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri
Saudi Arabia former economy and planning minister, Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri (Photo: the ministry official wenbsite)

Saudi Arabia nominated a former economy and planning minister to head the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, a WTO document showed, amid a last-minute flurry of submissions to succeed the incumbent Roberto Azevedo who is stepping down in August.

"The following communication, nominating Mr Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri for the position of Director-General, has been received from the Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 8 July 2020," a WTO document showed.

Muhammad Al-Tuwaijri became an adviser to the royal court in March, Saudi Arabia's state news agency said, retaining the rank of minister. 

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