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WTO: South Korea demanding situations Okonjo-Iweala’s bid for Director-Normal

The Republic of South Korea has supplied a difficult problem for Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in her bid to emerge because the Director-Normal of the Global Industry Organisation, WTO.

South Korea the day gone by threw a problem to the bid of Nigeria’s economist who is looking for to interchange Roberto Azvedez, who will likely be stepping down on 31 August 2020.

The Asian nation has nominated Ms Yoo Myung-Hee, who’s the rustic’s first feminine Industry Minister to run towards Okonjo-Iweala.

Myung-Hee has been a negotiator, strategist and pioneer in her 25-year occupation within the industry sector.

She has performed within the multilateral industry area from the early days in 1995 when she took rate of WTO affairs within the Korea Ministry of Industry, Trade and Power, via her function as Korea’s FTA strategist.

Maximum lately, she served as negotiator of the Regional Complete Financial Partnership (RCEP), the Korea-China FTA and the crucial Korea-U.S. (KORUS) FTA renegotiations, amongst different industry projects.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had authorized Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination for the WTO’s most sensible task.

The president to begin with nominated Nigeria’s everlasting consultant to WTO, Yono Frederick Agah, for a similar function however later withdrew nomination.

The Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) lately counseled Okonjo-Iweala, for the placement.

The election will hang in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021.

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