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Letter from Presidents Tusk and Juncker to congratulate Roberto Azevêdo on his re-appointment as WTO Director-General

European Council
  • 02/03/2017
  • 13:20
  • Press release
  • 101/17
  • International trade & customs
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
02/03/2017
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Preben Aamann
European Council President Spokesperson
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+32 476850543

On behalf of the European Union, we would like to warmly congratulate you on your re-appointment as director-general of the World Trade Organization.

Trade is one of the most powerful drivers of growth, supporting millions of jobs and contributing to prosperity worldwide. The EU is strongly committed to an open and rules-based multilateral trading system, which is embodied in the WTO. As such, the EU remains a staunch supporter  of effective multilateralism in international affairs and will do its utmost to support you in your second mandate.

We wish you every success and look forward to working closely with you.