Milan – Now it’s official. After the index arrived from the United States in recent days, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala She is appointed at the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She is the first woman and the first African to hold the position of Director General, a position she will hold from March to August 2025. An economist who spent a long time at the World Bank and was also Minister of Finance of Nigeria for two terms.
Okonjo-Iweala commented after his appointment: “A strong WTO is essential if we are to fully and quickly recover from the devastation caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. Together, we can make the WTO stronger, more resilient, and more appropriate to today’s reality.” ..
“This is a very important moment for the World Trade Organization. On behalf of the General Council, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization, and I officially welcome her at this council meeting. General” said President of New Zealand’s General Council David Walker Dacio Castillo (Honduras) and Harald Asplund (Iceland) led the MD selection process with co-facilitators.
An appointment enthusiastically welcomed by the leaders of European and global institutions. “Congratulations to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. It is a historic moment for the whole world. I am very happy to see a woman from Africa at the head of the World Trade Organization,” the European Commission president wrote in a tweet. Ursula von der Leyen. “Europe is completely with you. We support reform of the World Trade Organization and we will help you protect the rules-based multilateral trading system,” he added. Congratulations to my friend Danger Okonjo-Iweala, who became the first Director-General of the World Trade Organization. I have known Ngozi for many years, and her strong will and determination will lead her to vigorously promote free trade for the benefit of the world’s population, ”the ECB president wrote instead. Christine Lagarde. The new Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, wrote, “Extensive experience and expertise at a time when the organization needs reform. You depend on the full support of the European Union.” On Twitter the President of the European Council, Charles MichelHe addresses his “warmest wishes” to the newly elected Nigerian economist