The World Customs Organisation (WCO) re-elected unopposed the President of Customs, Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa as the Chairperson of the WCO Council for a third exceptional period from 2022-2023. The re-election is considered as a precedent in recent years, where the system allows the election of the Chairperson of the Council for a term of one year in addition to the possibility of re-election for a second term of one year. In exceptional cases, the Council can re-elect the chairperson for the third term of one year.
The re-election comes out of appreciation for his active leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic in ensuring the continuity of operations and projects.
The President of Customs congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
He added that raising the flag of Bahrain for the third year in a row is the least that can be offered to the country and its leadership, expressing his pride in this confidence and the ongoing achievements of Bahrain, which reflect the international position that the Kingdom.