Okonjo-Iweala officially begins work as WTO Director-General

Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday took over officially as the new director-general of the World Trade Organization. Ngozi was last month elected the first woman and also first African to lead the institution. Her appointment was made shortly after WTO held a special general council meeting after receiving the backing of the US government. Okonjo-Iweala is now succeeding Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, who unexpectedly left the WTO at the end of August 2020, a year early than expected. Welcome to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala on her first day…

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