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U.S. Backs Nigerian for WTO, Now Set for First Female Chief

2 monthes ago   |   By Bloomberg

The U.S. gave its formal backing to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization, removing the final obstacle to her bid to be the first woman and the first African to run the Geneva-based trade body.
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U.S. backs Okonjo-Iweala, first woman and African, to head WTO

U.S. backs Okonjo-Iweala, first woman and African, to head WTO

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The Biden administration declared its "strong support" Friday for former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to serve as the World Trade Organization's next director-general.
The decision breaks with the Trump administration's opposition to Okonjo-Iweala and brings the U.S. in line with much of the rest of the world. It will also allow the WTO to confirm its next leader after years of the organization's influence being diminished due to a lack of U.S. engagement.
The other candidate: South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew her bid for the position on Friday. The Trump...
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