United States President Joe Biden government has finally endorses Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
“The United States takes note of today’s decision by the Republic of Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee to withdraw her candidacy for Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO),” a statement by the office of US Trade Representative said on Friday.
“The Biden-Harris Administration is pleased to express its strong support for the candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-lweala as the next Director General of the WTO.
“Dr. Okonjo-Iweala brings a wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy from her 25 years with the World Bank and two terms as Nigerian Finance Minister.
“She is widely respected for her effective leadership and has proven experience managing a large international organization with a diverse membership.”
Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance in Nigeria, will be the first black woman to lead the organisation once confirmed. She is expected to lead WTO from 2021 to 2015.