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WTO chief Roberto Azevedo to step down on August 31 before term expires

Azevedo said that bringing forward his departure would allow members to select his successor in the coming months

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 



Roberto Azevedo, WTO chief, WTO director
"At a virtual meeting of all WTO members, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo announced that he would step down on 31 August, cutting his second term short by exactly one year," the WTO said in a statement.

Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Thursday said its chief will step down on August 31, a year before his term ends, on personal grounds. India is one of the founder members of this multi-lateral body, which frames rules for global exports and imports.

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First Published: Thu, May 14 2020. 23:27 IST

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