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WTO Director-General Reappointed For Second Term - Statement

© REUTERS / Noor KhamiThe Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed (L) and the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo attend the opening of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Summit in Nairobi, Kenya December 15, 2015
The Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed (L) and the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo attend the opening of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Summit in Nairobi, Kenya December 15, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Roberto Azevedo was confirmed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the second term, according to official statement.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The incumbent Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been confirmed on Tuesday to serve his second term in the role at the organization, the WTO said in a press release.

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

Worker in the shop at the Taganrog Metallurgical Plant TAGMET. File photo - Sputnik International
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Azevedo expressed his readiness to serve a second term in a letter to WTO members on 3 November 2016, and was the only candidate nominated for the post.

The Director-General’s new term will begin on  September 1, 2017.

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