Saudi candidate through to next round of WTO race

Tuwaijri is among three women and one other man bidding to become the next director-general of the WTO

  
The headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, March 22, 2016.

The headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, March 22, 2016.

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Saudi Arabia’s candidate Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri advanced to the second round of the selection process, the Geneva-based World Trade Organization said on Friday.

Tuwaijri is among three women and one other man bidding to become the next director-general of the WTO.

The remaining candidates are Kenyan minister Amina Mohamed, former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee and British ex-minister Liam Fox.

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