Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria has been confirmed as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: EPA-EFE Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria has been confirmed as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria has been confirmed as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: EPA-EFE

China welcomes historic WTO appointment of first woman and African as director general

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has ‘full confidence’ of Beijing which expects normal functions of global trade body to resume
  • World Trade Organization decision follows months of uncertainty after reversal of US objections to her appointment

Topic |   World Trade Organization (WTO)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria has been confirmed as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: EPA-EFE Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria has been confirmed as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria has been confirmed as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: EPA-EFE
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