UPDATED: Okonjo-Iweala appointed as WTO DG; gets EU support

Okonjo-Iweala appointed as WTO DG

UPDATED: Okonjo-Iweala appointed as WTO DG; gets EU support   The former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Okonjo-Iweala, whose tenure begins March 1, is the first woman and African to hold the position. The WTO stated this in a tweet on Monday, saying, “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Her term starts on the 1st of March…

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One more hurdle between Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala and WTO DG seat

As the race to the office of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) moves towards its conclusion, the WTO has officially announced two finalists for the position. The two last contenders are Nigeria’s candidate, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and South Korea’s candidate, Yoo Myung-hee. This means there is only one hurdle left to be crossed by either Dr. Okonjo-Iweala or her counterpart to clinch the position. Keith Rockwell, WTO spokesman, disclosed this to reporters at the WTO headquarters in Geneva after the results were announced to member states at…

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