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EU Backs Former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Lead WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. (Image: REUTERS)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. (Image: REUTERS)

The World Trade Organization will announce its new director general next month, but sources said the 66-year-old economist would get EU support on Tuesday.

European Union members states agreed Monday to back the candidacy of former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO.

The World Trade Organization will announce its new director general next month, but sources said the 66-year-old economist would get EU support on Tuesday.


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