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Saudi Arabia’s al-Tuwaijri advances to second round of WTO leadership race

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Saudi Arabia’s former Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri advanced to the second round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) leadership race, Reuters reported on Friday.

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Al-Tuwaijri was the Kingdom’s Minister of Economy and Planning between 2016 and 2020, where he oversaw part of Kingdom’s ambitious economic transformation plan.

A total of three women and two men bidding to become the next director-general of the WTO advanced to the second round of the selection process, the Geneva-based body said on Friday.

The other four to go through to the next round are Kenyan minister Amina Mohamed, former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee and British ex-minister Liam Fox.

– With Reuters

Al Arabiya English’s Matthew Amlôt contributed to this report.

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Last Update: Friday, 18 September 2020 KSA 12:54 – GMT 09:54