Top World Trade Organization officials recommended the Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the role of director general at a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Top World Trade Organization officials recommended the Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the role of director general at a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Top World Trade Organization officials recommended the Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the role of director general at a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

WTO: US vetoes appointment of Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, China’s choice to lead the global trade body

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recommended to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO) by Geneva officials, with backing from Africa, Europe, Japan and China
  • But with the US throwing its weight behind South Korean candidate Yoo Myung-hee, there is a potential for deadlock

Topic |   World Trade Organization (WTO)
Top World Trade Organization officials recommended the Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the role of director general at a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Top World Trade Organization officials recommended the Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the role of director general at a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Top World Trade Organization officials recommended the Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the role of director general at a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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