The official indicated that in the coming weeks, the first meeting of the TMEC Free Trade Committee will be held, which will include trade ministers from the three member states.
The World Trade Organization elects its deputy directors
The World Trade Organization (WTO) once again elected trade experts from China and the United States as deputy directors, thus maintaining a delicate geopolitical balance that also keeps the two powers at hand.
Two of the four selected are women, something that is happening for the first time at the World Trade Organization. His four predecessors, all of them men, resigned on March 31.
The World Trade Organization said in a statement that Angela Ellard, a US business attorney who served in Congress, and Zhang Xiangxin, current Chinese vice trade minister and former World Trade Organization ambassador, would replace their two citizens.
He added that Jean-Marie Baugham, the French envoy to the World Trade Organization, and the former Costa Rican Minister of Trade, Annabel Gonzalez, had been elected.
“It is the first time in the history of our organization that half of the deputy general directors are women,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in a statement. Okonjo-Iweala, who became CEO on March 1, is the first woman and the first African to lead the World Trade Organization.
“This confirms my commitment to strengthening our foundation with talented leaders, while achieving gender balance in leadership positions,” she added.
Traditionally, the WTO’s deputy directors come from the United States, the European Union, Asia, and a developing country. Indian Mohan Kumar challenged Chang for his position in Asia this time.