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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala advances to final stage

The former Nigerian finance minister faces a South Korean woman after candidates of the United Kingdom, Kenya and Saudi Arabia were eliminated.

• October 7, 2020
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has entered the final round of the race to select the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

The business magazine said Nigeria’s former finance minister would face South Korean Yoo Myung-hee after candidates of the United Kingdom, Kenya and Saudi Arabia were eliminated. 

The two candidates will be unveiled by the selection committee at the WTO on Thursday, Bloomberg reported. A winner will emerge on November 6, marking the first time that the world trade body will be led by a woman. 

Ms. Yoo is South Korea’s trade minister with years of experience in trade connections and bilateral deals.

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