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U.S. throws support behind Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO

· 02/05/2021 16:13
U.S. throws support behind Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO

- The United States on Friday threw its support behind Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head the World Trade Organization after a South Korean rival withdrew.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative made the announcement on behalf of President Joe Biden's administration. Okonjo-Iweala had faced opposition from former President Donald Trump's administration. [nL1N2KB0KR}


(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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