Breaking: Okonjo-Iweala officially appointed as the WTO DG

Former Finance Minsiter, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Former Nigeria Finance Minsiter, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria has been officially 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 2021.

The latest development has been confirmed by WTO via their twitter handle;

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WTO members took the decision to appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world #WTODG

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