Updated: February 24, 2021
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.
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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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