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Why we oppose Okonjo-Iweala’s election as WTO DG - US

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10/29/2020 3:20:00 PM

Why we oppose Okonjo-Iweala’s election as WTO DG - US ThursdayThoughts

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on October 29, 2020 at 12:58pmThe United States’ government has explained why it is opposed to the selection of former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).The U.S. made its position known late Wednesday in a statement by the Office of the US trade representative on the WTO director-general selection process.

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The United States said it supported the selection of Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee as the next WTO Director-General because she is “a bona fide trade expert who has distinguished herself during a 25-year career as a successful trade negotiator and trade policy maker.”

The statement said the minister has all the skills necessary to be an effective leader of the organization.“This is a very difficult time for the WTO and international trade,” the statement said.“There have been no multilateral tariff negotiations in 25 years, the dispute settlement system has gotten out of control, and too few members fulfill basic transparency obligations. headtopics.com

Although the U.S. did not mention Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, it however said that “The WTO is badly in need of major reform. It must be led by someone with real, hands-on experience in the field.”Although she won the overwhelming support of the World Trade Organisation’s 164 members, Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s ambition suffered a setback as the United States failed to endorse her for the top job.

The former Nigerian minister had moved a step closer to becoming the first woman and the first African to be director of the global trade watchdog as she secured the support of a key group of trade ambassadors in Geneva.But the U.S. raised last-minute objections to the process by which the new director general was being picked.

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OKONJO IS A VICTIM OF THE BITTER POLITICAL DICHOTOMY BETWEEN THE LEFT AND THE RIGH, WHICH KEEPS REPLAYING IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE UN. NWEALA COULD HAVE BEEN WISER TO START COURTING THE US GOVT.BEFORE SEEKING THE SUPPORT OF LEFTIST NATIONS. Black Vs white who is the master.... The US point is valid Especially their theme of America First🤣 If it's the time of Africa. Ngonzi will be 👑

Who cares if u (US) oppose or not Very simple because she’s a black woman from African Nigeria! Trump is a fucking racist and he hates to see black people flying higher Am a mech engr n lost my job during this pandemic and since then feeding v been a very big issue for me. Pls am nt begging for food though I won't still reject if given but my major need now is a job even if it's a casual job or driving.pls help me out. Am dying of depression. RT

Damn! No US citizen trusts Nigerians😂😂 That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard. The US just want to install a puppet nothing more. Follow I follow back ASAP Get rid of yellow or brown teeth with charcoal powder and toothpaste NgZido

Why we are opposed to Okonjo-Iweala's selection as WTO Director-General -- U.S.The U.S. says it supports the Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee as the next WTO Director-General.......... Mama don thief too much 😂 Jan jarred newspaper talking rubbish as usual!! You have not stated any reason why they opposed Iweala's candidacy, rather you stated why US are supporting the south Korean. Very misleading title!! Meanwhile, who ordered the killing at Lekki? The king in the North I suppose? olusegunfadipe2 This should be interesting...😒

Okonjo-Iweala: Why we support South Korea's Yoo for WTO job - US - Daily Post NigeriaThe United States has reiterated its support for South Korea's Yoo Myung-Hee as the next head of World Trade Organization (WTO). Nigeria's former Finance Conflicting interest 🙄 America and their interest, hmm... Hope other countries understand that it's me first before any other. NOIweala will finally emerge and prove them wrong. WTODG WTO USA is only supporting Yoo because of the trade war between USA and China. USA want to use Yoo to propel her trade stance globally

Why We Rejected Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence As WTO Director-General –United States | Sahara ReportersDespite securing the vote of 163 of the 164 members of the trade organisation on Wednesday, Okonjo-Iweala could not be declared the head of the WTO because of the objection by the United States. NOIweala wto They are not okay. How’s that woman more experienced than NOI. OKONJO for this one. Nothing will stop this. NOIweala wto You're on twitter and we ain't following each other, o wrong now, common. Let's grow together. I follow back ASAP try my speed 🛩️ NOIweala wto They should just let this woman be na. Haba.

WTO: France, Germany, 104 other countries back Okonjo-IwealaKayode OyeroThe 27 European Union member states have backed Nigeria's former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in her bid to become the first African and first female director-general of t... Follow me I will follow you back asap 💯 You're on twitter and we ain't following each other, o wrong now, common. Let's grow together. Ifb no lie after limit Wow. Okonjo to the world!!!

Despite U.S. opposition, Okonjo-Iweala in pole position to emerge WTO chiefThe U.S. has insisted on South Korea’s candidate for the WTO position. You on Twitter and you don't follow me Oh wrong. 😔🤦 Follow for a quick follow back US gov. has nave supported any thing positive about Nigeria. the irony is that we Nigerians love them so much. Must Trump push his luck on everything?

WTO DG: US Kicks As Okonjo-Iweala Inches Close To VictoryBY CHIBUZO UKAIBE, IGHO OYOYO and MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja ...Ohanaeze, Obi, thank PMB for his support A last minute objection by the United States government I thought this victory has been clinched and claimed?