2020-07-16

WTO holds special meeting of the General Council to introduce new candidates to the Director General

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On the 15th local time, the WTO held a special meeting of the General Council to introduce new candidates for the Director-General to WTO members. The meeting will continue until the 17th. The eight candidates previously identified will meet with each member. Each person will have an hour and a half to state their views and answer questions. After that, each candidate will hold a separate press conference.

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The first candidate is Mexico’s senior trade officer Jesus Sayad, who has completed today’s General Council session and attended a press conference to introduce the concept of personal election. Seyard served as the Deputy Director-General of the WTO and the Deputy Director-General of the WTO’s predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and also served in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is also the chief of the Mexican side of the”United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” Negotiator.

said said that the United States had previously blocked the selection of new judges of the WTO appellate body, which led to the suspension of the appellate body, which brought great challenges. The new crown pneumonia epidemic and trade restrictions have also led to global trade frictions. In addition to the political prestige and leadership, as well as professional experience in trade negotiations, the post of WTO director-general also needs to examine opportunities in diversity before it can serve the WTO Bring new momentum. (Reporter Zhu He)