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Nigeria’s candidate: Technical skill won’t solve WTO problems

July 22, 2020 at 4:20 PM
If all the World Trade Organization needed to solve its problems were people with technical negotiating skill, those issues would already be resolved, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on Tuesday, arguing that political experience is a key requirement of the WTO’s next director-general. Okonjo-Iweala touted herself as the only director-general candidate with significant multilateral organization experience, a deep political network and a history of delivering “bold reforms.” Nigeria’s former finance minister and former number two at the World Bank is one...

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