The candidate from the Republic of Moldova for the top post of World Trade Organization (WTO), Mr Tudor Ulianovschi, has endorsed Amb. Amina Mohamed, for the post of Director-General WTO.
This comes following his exit from the race after the first round of phase 3 consultations with Members. He announced on twitter, "For the final round of @wto DG selection, two candidates will compete against each other to the benefit of the multilateral trade system. I am pleased to support my friend @AMB_A_Mohammed for the role of DG @wto. We have a similar experience (Ambassador&Minister), diplomacy, and character."
Mr.Ulianovschi is a seasoned diplomat with over 16 years of experience in diplomatic service. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and the WTO.
Speaking to Amb. Mohamed on the phone about what this endorsement means to her, she said that she is humbled and greatly honoured by Mr. Olianovschi's endorsement and is delighted that it comes from a colleague and dear friend with whom they share common interests and agenda for reform and renewal of the WTO.
The endorsement is a boost towards Amb. Mohamed campaign as members seeks to narrow down the candidates from 5 to 2 during consultations, which started on September 24 and end on October 6.