US Opposes The Emergence Of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As WTO Director-General

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s own Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged as WTO DG. But despite being an America citizen, US has opposed Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as WTO DG.

Report has it that the Us does not consider her as ‘being committed enough to its own interests’ at the WTO.

Just as news of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) emerged, news also has it that the United States of America (USA) is opposed to her emergence.


This news was made available by TheCable news outlet on its official twitter handle, TheCable @thecableng.

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According to the details of the news report, the United States’ opposition to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence is because it does not consider her as “being committed enough to the interests of the world power” at the flagship trade body says TheCable news report.


OHAFIA-TV News | US Opposes The Emergence Of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As WTO Director-General

President Donald Trump, USA

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The report further said that Bloomberg news outlet had initially reported that the United States was leaning towards South Korean, Yoo Myung-hee candidacy.

Bloomberg’s WTO reporter, Bryce Baschuk in a tweet earlier on Wednesday said that the US was opposed to Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence and the road forward remains “unclear”.

Report earlier said that the heads of delegation of the WTO were to meet by 3pm to decide on the way forward.

OHAFIA-TV News | US Opposes The Emergence Of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As WTO Director-General

Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea

According to TheCable report, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerged winner with support from 104 out of the 164 member countries of the WTO, with the countries including many in Africa and the European Union, where she had received public support.

OHAFIA-TV News | US Opposes The Emergence Of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As WTO Director-General

WTO’s logo


The US opposition of Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence could be seen as a surprise of some sort as she is an American citizen.

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Despite the US opposition, unlike the World Bank where the US has a larger voting power than other countries, the WTO is run differently by the consensus of every member country.

OHAFIA-TV News | US Opposes The Emergence Of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As WTO Director-General

A view of the World Trade Organization’s headquarters located at Geneva, Switzerland.

“Where consensus is not possible, the WTO agreement allows for voting-a vote being won with a majority of the votes cast and on the basis of ‘one country, one vote’.”

What do you think with the kind of the US opposition to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as WTO DG?


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