Saudi Arabia has made its nomination of a candidate for the Director-General position at the World Trade Organization. Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri is the candidate and his bio, embedded below, indicates he is currently the Minister of Economy and Planning, a position he has held since 2016.
Because the Saudi Arabia papers were received on July 8 before those from the United Kingdom for Liam Fox, Mr. Al-Tuwaijri will be the 7th nomination received and Mr. Fox will presumably be the 8th. The meetings of candidates with the General Council next week on July 15-17 occur in the order in which candidate nominations are received at the WTO.bio_sau_e
The nomination process comes to a close today.