Foreign News

WTO: US Opposes Okonjo-Iweala As Consensus Candidate

The United States has opposed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the consensus candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation.

Key WTO ambassadors tapped Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday as the best pick to lead the organisation.

But the US said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, who is Okonjo-Iweala’s opponent in the race to lead the WTO.

WTO spokesman, Keith Rockwell, was quoted by AFP as saying 27 delegations had taken the floor during Wednesday’s meeting.

“One delegation could not support the candidacy of Dr. Ng0zi and said they would continue (supporting) South Korean minister Yoo. That delegation was the United States of America,” he added.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *