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Liam Fox progresses to next round in WTO chief race

Liam Fox progresses to next round in WTO chief race
LONDON: Former trade secretary Liam Fox has made it through to the second round of the race to become the next director general of the World Trade Organisation .Liz Truss, his successor at the...

Top Story September 19, 2020 LONDON: Former trade secretary Liam Fox has made it through to the second round of the race to become the next director general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).A new director general is not expected to be elected for several weeks, after two more rounds of the contest.The world needs a WTO director general that will stand up for free trade and fight protectionism.Senior Tory Dr Fox has called for the global trade body to look to a candidate with political experience for its next director general.

Trade Secretary Ms Truss said: “I’m delighted to see Dr Fox through to the second round.”The North Somerset MP, an ex-defence secretary, has held ministerial roles under Sir John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May, latterly serving as international trade secretary during the Brexit negotiations.

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