Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as WTO DG - Metro US

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as WTO DG

FILE PHOTO: Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy

GENEVA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was selected by consensus to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization at a closed-door meeting on Monday, according to two sources attending the meeting.

All members of the WTO’s top decision-making body, the General Council, agreed on her appointment in a virtual meeting which had just one agenda item, they said. The WTO subsequently confirmed the choice.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Michael Shields)

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