Brazil's Azevedo wins race to be next WTO chief
Updated: 2013-05-08 07:05
File picture shows Roberto Azevedo, Brazil's permanent representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), during an interview with Reuters in London in this March 14, 2013 file photo. Azevedo, a Brazilian trade diplomat, will be the next head of the World Trade Organization, a diplomatic source said on May 7, 2013 after the results of the contest to succeed France's Pascal Lamy were given in a confidential meeting. [Photo/Agencies]
GENEVA - Brazilian ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo won the race to become the new leader of the WTO, diplomats told Xinhua Tuesday.
The Brazilian mission did not directly confirm the news, but said there would be a press conference arranged on Wednesday afternoon after the WTO formally announces the result.
Azevedo, meanwhile, retweeted a report saying that he "is selected as next head of WTO".