In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, September, 2020

Okonjo-Iweala Makes WTO Last Shortlist

Okonjo-Iweala Makes WTO Final Shortlist

Okonjo Iweala

Okonjo Iweala


Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named within the ultimate shortlist of candidates for the Director Common  place of the World Commerce Organisation (WTO).


Nonetheless,  three candidates had been dropped from the competition.


It additionally plans to cut back the contestants to 2 ultimate candidates within the subsequent few weeks.


WTO mentioned Mexico’s Jesus Seade, Egypt’s Hamid Mamdouh and Moldova’s Tudor Ulianovschi didn’t safe sufficient help in a primary of three rounds of voting.

“Their experience and excessive skilled and private qualities are extremely valued and revered by all members,” WTO Common Council Chairman, David Walker, mentioned in an announcement on Friday.


The second part of consultations would start on September 24 and run till October 6 after which the WTO would announce two ultimate candidates.


The purpose was to call a brand new chief by November 7.


These left within the race are: Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri, Saudi Arabia’s former minister of financial system and planning; Liam Fox, the UK’s former secretary of state for worldwide commerce; Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea’s commerce minister; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; and Amina Chawahir Mohamed Jibril, Kenya’s former worldwide commerce minister.


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