Finally, America Endorses Okonjo-Iweala As WTO DG

By Ogechi Okorie


Abuja (Precise Post) – Finally, the of America has endorsed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian Finance for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation ().

The development follows the deliberate withdrawal of Yoo Myung-hee, Korean Trade from the race to head the World Trade Organisation () on Friday, February 5, 2021.

The trade took various issues into consideration, including the need to revitalise the multilateral organisation.

The withdrawal of Yoo Myung cleared the path for the Nigerian economist to become the sole candidate, first Woman and African for the position.

Precise Post that the Donald -led administration had refused to back the former of the on grounds that she lacked trade . A claim Okonjo-Iweala has refuted repeatedly.

According to a statement Issued by the office of the US trade representative late on Friday, the Biden-Harris administration is pleased to support the of Okonjo-Iweala.

Recall that Okonjo-Iweala who is also a U.S citizen emerged as the front-runner for the director-general position last year but was opposed by the U.S.

The last minute objection by the U.S. delayed the announcement of Okonjo-Iweala as the to lead the World Trade Organisation.

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