Wednesday, February 1, 2023

I Was Surprised Trump Blocked My WTO Job – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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Newly-appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that she was left surprised when the former United States of America President Donald Trump blocked her candidature for the DG of the WTO, even though she had two good interviews with the Donald Trump administration. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The new Director-General of WTO who disclosed that she did not see it coming, said she felt she had a good understanding with the US government which interviewed her for the job twice.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said;

“I think I was quite surprised when that came (opposition from Trump) because there was no indication that there was any problem with the US.
“I had two good interviews with the authorities and with the administration so it was a surprise. But that’s the way life works. When things happen, you take them in your stride and you move on.
“It was absolutely wonderful when the Biden/Harris administration broke that logjam. They joined the consensus and gave such a strong endorsement to my candidacy. They joined the other 163 members to endorse my candidacy.”

Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaPhoto Credit: Getty

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