Politician / Al-Muqbel is the Kingdom’s new ambassador to the World Trade Organization, the Saudi Press Agency

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Geneva 02 Rabi Al-Awal 1442 AH corresponding to October 19, 2020 AD SPA
Saqr bin Abdullah Al-Muqbel today presented his credentials as the permanent representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the World Trade Organization to the Deputy Director-General of the Organization, Zaizon Yi, at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva.
Zaizun Yi welcomed the next ambassador, and praised the Kingdom’s constructive and leadership role internationally and regionally, its presidency of the G20 this year, and the outputs of the exceptional summit of G20 leaders headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to coordinate global efforts to combat the Corona pandemic and limit its humanitarian and economic impact.
He also praised the Kingdom’s success and its high capacity in building consensus among the G20 members, the statement issued by the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers, and what was included in the Riyadh initiative calling for reforming the organization.
In turn, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the organization affirmed the Kingdom’s continued commitment to the organization to enhance its role in the multilateral trading system in a way that guarantees stability and sustainable development for all, relieves trade tensions on the world and overcomes the unprecedented negative effects of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy and international trade.
He explained that the Kingdom – with the aim of enhancing its international trade gains and defending its interests in the fields of foreign trade – established at the beginning of the year 2019 the General Authority for Foreign Trade as a government agency dedicated to this field.
On this occasion, Al-Muqbil extended his thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his trustworthy Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman – may God protect them – for the royal approval to represent the Kingdom and pursue its interests in the organization.
Al-Muqbel is the first Saudi arbitrator accredited to the World Trade Organization, and he previously worked at the Saudi Authority for Industrial Estates and Technology Zones, the Ministry of Trade – the Kingdom’s permanent mission to the World Trade Organization – and the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, and he holds a master’s degree in international trade law from the University (I was) in the United Kingdom in 2010, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law, and a Bachelor of Laws from Cairo University in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
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