WTO’s first black and female heads were born… Okonjoyweala elected :: sympathetic media Newsis news agency ::

Inauguration on March 1st, term of office until August 31st, 2025

[서울=뉴시스]The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on the 15th (local time) that Nigerian candidate Ngoji Okonjoyweala was elected secretary-general. (Photo = WTO website capture) 2021.02.16.
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Kim Nan-young = The World Trade Organization (WTO) has the first black and female head in history. Nigerian candidate Ngoji Okonjoyweala was finally elected as secretary-general.

The WTO announced on its website on the 15th (local time) that “the board of directors has agreed to elect Nigeria’s candidate Okonjoyweala as secretary general,” and “WTO member states made history.”

Candidate Okonjoyweala is a two-time Nigerian Finance Minister with 25 years of experience working at the World Bank. Myung-hee Myung-hee, the head of the trade negotiation headquarters of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, was nominated for the final candidate of the WTO.

When Director Yoo announced the resignation of the candidate’s position on the 5th, the only candidate was virtually left with the election procedure. The WTO explained that “Candidate Okonjoyweala becomes the first woman and black secretary.”

Candidate Okonjoyweala is officially inaugurated on March 1st, and he will serve until August 31st, 2025. “This is a very important moment for the WTO,” said David Walker, chairman of the WTO’s board.

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