Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has confirmed that she holds an American passport. Photo: ReutersNgozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has confirmed that she holds an American passport. Photo: Reuters
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has confirmed that she holds an American passport. Photo: Reuters

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s US passport will not help her chances in WTO leadership race, Chinese trade experts say

  • Nigerian candidate is running on a ticket to reform the World Trade Organisation, but confirmation that she holds a US passport may not endear her to some members
  • With geopolitical tensions running high, candidates are keen not to seem too close to the United States, for fear of alienating other countries

Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has confirmed that she holds an American passport. Photo: ReutersNgozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has confirmed that she holds an American passport. Photo: Reuters
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has confirmed that she holds an American passport. Photo: Reuters
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