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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.

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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