Customs President Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa has been re-elected uncontested as president of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Council for a third exceptional term (2022-2023) in an unprecedented move.
The WCO system allows the election of the WCO Council President for a one-year term, in addition to the possibility of re-election for a second one-year term. In certain exceptional cases the board can also re-elect the incumbent president for a third one-year term.
WCO Council member countries endorsed the re-election of Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad AlKhalifa in recognition of his efficient management during the pandemic, which enabled the Brussels-based organization to continue its work without disrupting its projects and programmes.
In a statement on this occasion, Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa extended sincere congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad AlKhalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.