Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala confident of landing top WTO job - Africa Feeds

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has stood up unexpectedly since the United States held up her arrangement as new supervisor of the World Trade Organization.

On Wednesday Okonjo-Iweala tied down larger part of votes to turn into the principal African to head the World Trade Organization.

Part nations in the European Union and ECOWAS all embraced her office.

Okonjo-Iweala who was the main African left in the race beat South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee for the top job.

In any case, the United States’ resistance to her appointment constrained the General Counsel to delayed its declaration of the new Director-General.

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In an announcement on Twitter, Okonjo-Iweala said she was “Happy for the success & continued progress of our WTO Director General bid.”

She additionally uncovered how lowered she was “to be declared the candidate with the largest, broadest support among members & most likely to attract consensus.”

“We move on to the next step on Nov 9, despite hiccups. We’re keeping the positivity going!” she added.

Cheerful for the achievement & proceeded with progress of our @wto DG offer. Humbled to be proclaimed the competitor with the biggest, broadest help among individuals & well on the way to pull in agreement. We proceed onward to the subsequent stage on Nov 9, notwithstanding hiccups. We’re propping the inspiration up!

— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) October 29, 2020

A further gathering will currently happen on November 9; after the US official decisions to finish the cycle.

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When the cycle is finished one month from now, Okonjo-Iweala ought to succeed Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, who startlingly left the WTO toward the finish of August, a year ahead of schedule.

Okonjo-Iweala recently filled in as Nigeria’s account serve on two events and once as an international concerns serve.

She likewise filled in as previous overseeing head of the World Bank and as an executive at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.

US holds up declaration of Okonjo-Iweala as WTO chief