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Named to lead WTO, Okonjo-Iweala looks ahead to pandemic, ministerial

February 15, 2021 at 3:20 PM
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday was officially appointed the new director-general of the World Trade Organization, pledging to tackle the pandemic, advance negotiations on curbing fisheries subsidies, move the needle on dispute settlement reform and lay the groundwork for a successful ministerial conference as her initial priorities. Okonjo-Iweala, of Nigeria, takes the reins of the beleaguered organization months after she was anointed the consensus candidate following the Biden administration’s removal of the U.S. block of her selection mandated by the prior...


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