The Biden administration on Friday said the United States would support Nigeria’s former minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The announcement came hours after South Korea’s trade minister stepped down of the race.
It was the last hurdle standing in the way for Ms. Okonjo-Iweala to assume the top job at the WTO.
She was already supported by a majority of WTO members but the Trump administration backed Ms. Yoo, claiming she was better qualified.
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