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Former U.S. officials urge Biden to back Okonjo-Iweala for WTO director-general

January 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM
A broad group of former U.S. diplomats and other officials, academics and economists this week urged President Biden to support the consensus candidate for World Trade Organization director-general, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. “The arbitrary opposition to her candidacy from the outgoing Trump Administration in October 2020 continues to baffle trade leaders and experts around the world,” states the Jan. 20 letter , signed by dozens of former State Department officials, U.S. ambassadors to African countries and others. “In round after round of...

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