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US Rejects WTO’s Proposal To Endorse Okonjo-Iweala As DG




A key group of WTO ambassadors has proposed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be the next head of the World Trade Organization, a WTO spokesman said on Wednesday, but the United States said it could not endorse her.

The recommendation, confirming news earlier reported by Reuters, needs clearance from all 164 WTO members. If appointed, the former Nigerian finance minister would become the first woman and African to head the global trade watchdog in its 25-year history.

The WTO spokesman said that her candidacy would be put to a General Council of the WTO on Nov. 9 for endorsement and that there was likely to be “frenzied activity” before then to secure the required consensus.

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  1. Sunday igojuju

    October 28, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    God is the giver of every position and he give to those that are qualified for it, Madam your are good to be there may God put you as a head of WTO’s in Jesus name (Amen)

  2. Chinedu ikana

    October 28, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Madam okonjo iwuala, let me tell you that opportunities will come to you and you will make your choose, but remember that when you leave this world you will end somewhere and I ask were do you think you will end upup? the kingdomkingdom of God, heaven, or hell, fear the creator, thanks.

  3. Samuel Samson Ndirmbula

    October 29, 2020 at 5:19 am

    Who God has blessed no man can course. for her to be DG WTO’s is a great blessing to the whole world, U S may be a giant but the game is over

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