March 7, 2021

WTO to appoint Okonjo-Iweala Director General next week

WTO to appoint Okonjo-Iweala Director General next week

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is set to be appointed as the first female and first African to lead the World Trade Organization next week.

The organisation made this known in a statement titled, ‘WTO General Council to consider appointment of next Director-General’, on its website on Tuesday.

The global trade body announced that it would hold a special meeting of its General Council on February 15 “to consider the appointment of the next WTO director-general”.

“The WTO’s General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to consider the appointment of the next Director-General. The meeting will take place in virtual format,” the statement said.


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