The Saudi who wants to move world trade from politics to process

published 16.09.2020 03:32

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When Al-Tuwaijri gave his initial candidate press conference in July, there was a telling moment when he described the need to stabilize the WTO.

The trade war between the world’s two largest economies is just one of the issues the WTO faces as the rise of protectionism and the fallout from the pandemic threatens global growth.

Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri, the Kingdom’s former minister of economy and planning, has highlighted the dangers this trend represents to the world order in his vision for the WTO.

He sees the current shortcomings of the organization and the rise of global trade disputes as largely a failure of process.

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s candidate to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a big believer in process.