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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Egypt nominates Abdel Hamid Mamdouh as candidate to lead WTO

Egypt has nominated Egyptian-Swiss lawyer Abdel Hamid Mamdouh as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to Al Shorouk. Mamdouh was formerly a trade negotiator for Egypt and ex-WTO official, and is currently advising the G20 presidency holder Saudi Arabia on trade and investment policy. Nominations for the position are now open after former WTO head Roberto Azevedo resigned suddenly last month a year before his contract ended.

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