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WTO: 79 countries back Okonjo-Iweala for DG role

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has claimed that she has help from 79 nations, as she seeks to change into the Director-Common of the World Commerce Group (WTO).

Talking throughout a digital press convention on Friday, she stated the 55-man African Union (AU) has formally endorsed her over her solely opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea.

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Okonjo-Iweala additionally claims a gaggle of Caribbean and Pacific states have additionally stated they’d again her, bringing the variety of nations backing her candidacy to 79.

She stays “optimistic” about help from Latin America and stated she felt she had gotten “superb traction and good help” in Asia up to now.

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The European Union (EU) are attributable to announce its desire “quickly”.

“I really feel the wind behind my again.

“I really feel fairly assured that throughout the areas, we can entice help,” Okonjo-Iweala added.

WTO is about to be led by a girl for the primary time to interchange Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down as director-general in August, a yr forward of schedule.

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