00:09 The first female leader!Former Nigerian Finance Minister Ivyah takes over as WTO Secretary-General



The former Minister of Finance of Nigeria Eveira became the Secretary-General of the WTO, becoming the first ever female and African-American leader of this organization.  (European News Agency)

The former Minister of Finance of Nigeria Eveira became the Secretary-General of the WTO, becoming the first ever female and African-American leader of this organization. (European News Agency)

2021/02/16 00:09

[Central News Agency]The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) discussed the proposal of a new secretary-general today, and the results unanimously supported the appointment of former Nigerian Minister of Finance Evira as the secretary-general. She will become the first ever female and African-American leader of this organization.

After members of the General Council, the highest decision-making body, supported the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as secretary-general in a virtual meeting, the WTO issued a statement saying: “WTO members have agreed to appoint Dr. Iweala as the next post. Secretary-General.” She will take office on March 1.

The 66-year-old Evira served as the Minister of Finance of Nigeria and also served as a development economist at the World Bank.

The Brazilian former WTO Secretary-General Roberto Azevedo left his post in August 2020. Subsequently, a total of 8 countries nominated candidates including Mexico, Nigeria, Egypt, Moldova, South Korea, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

After two rounds of consultations with member states, Evira and Yoo Myung-Hee, the head of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, received the most support.

Since the selection of the Secretary-General of the WTO adopted a consensus decision, and the administration of US President Donald Trump at the time opposed Evira, the candidate for the Secretary-General was unable to reach a consensus and has been delayed until now. However, after the new US government took office in January this year, the Trump era stance was abandoned, and Yu Mingxi subsequently announced that he would abandon the competition.

The WTO was established in 1995 and has 164 members. It is also an international organization in which Taiwan participates as a full member.



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