WTO DG: We’re keeping the positivity going despite hiccups ― Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed her gratitude and humility for being the most acceptable candidate for the seat of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Okonjo-Iweala expressed this in a tweet via her official Twitter handle (@NOIweala).

All but one is not set for the former Managing Director of World Bank to emerge as the first African and female WTO DG.

With South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee on her way and last minute “hiccup” from the United States, Okonjo-Iweala is anticipating the next and final step of the screening November 9 with positivity.

Okonjo-Iweala said, “Happy for the success & continued progress of our @wto DG bid. Very humbled to be declared the candidate with the largest, broadest support among members & most likely to attract consensus. We move on to the next step on Nov 9, despite hiccups. We’re keeping the positivity going!”

Recall Oejnews reported that according to Bloomberg, U. S. Trade Representatives, Robert Lighthizer, has pushed for Yoo even though Okonjo-Iweala gained American citizenship in 2019.

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