We’ll make sure Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO ambition is realised – FG

We’ll make sure Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO ambition is realised – FG

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The Federal Government says it will continue to engage stakeholders to ensure that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerges director-general of the World Trade Organisation.

In a statement signed by Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs, on Thursday, said Nigeria will continue to consult with stakeholders ahead of the WTO’s November 9 general council meeting.

“The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to inform that the third and final round of the selection process of thc director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was concluded On Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 and the result was formally announced on Wednesday, 28th October, 2020,” the statement read.

Okonjo-Iweala, who is Nigeria’s candidate for the WTO top job, was named the most preferred candidate on Wednesday.

Though US opposed her candidature and this caused a set back for her ambition.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has secured the support of majority of the member countries but is yet to be declared and returned the winner.

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Apart from winning the election, all 164 member states of WTO were expected to adopt the winner by consensus; in accordance with the rule of procedure ofthe WTO.

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