Okonjo-Iweala finally confirmed as WTO Director-General

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s has been confirmed as Director General the World Trade Organization, WTO.

She becomes the first African and the first woman to head the organisation after her confirmation on Monday.

WTO’s committee confirmed Okonjo-Iweala at a special meeting of the General Council after the withdrawal of South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Yoo Myung-hee.

Already, President of the European Council, Charles Michel has expressed EU’s unalloyed support for Okonjo-Iweala.