July 30, 2020

US panned for ‘politicising’ WTO interim chief process

Geneva (AFP) – The WTO’s bid to pick an acting chief before September has been complicated by US “politicisation” of what should have been be a straightforward process, a diplomatic source lamented Thursday.The World Trade Organization, already engulfed in multiple crises, could be left with no one at the helm if it fails to find a replacement before Director-General Roberto Azevedo steps down at the end of August.In May, the Brazilian diplomat made the surprise announcement that he would end his second term 12 months early, and while there are now eight people vying to replace him, the proces…

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