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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Statement

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for Secretary-General on the Appointment of Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo as the next Director-General of the WTO

New York, 14 May 2013

The Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo from Brazil as the next Director-General of the WTO.

Having served as Permanent Representative to the WTO, Ambassador Carvalho de Azevêdo is well placed to ensure that the WTO will continue its important work to develop an open, rule-based, predictable and non-discriminatory trading system.

Ambassador Azevedo’s endorsement at the WTO General Council today is important and timely at this critical juncture in the world economy. The Secretary-General looks forward to working closely with him to ensure that international trade will achieve inclusive, sustained and equitable growth, help fight poverty and promote global sustainable development.


Statements on 14 May 2013