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US blocking selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be next head of WTO


<b>US blocking selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be next head of WTO</b>Okonjo-Iweala was backed by countries in the Caribbean, Africa, the European Union, China, Japan and Australia.
Sources say it may be another Trump administration's attempt to sabotage the World Trade Organization which he has criticized several times. Dr Okonjo-Iweala had moved a step closer to becoming the first woman and the first African to be director of the global trade watchdog after securing the support of a key group of trade ambassadors in Geneva. A selection panel of three WTO trade ministers found she had far more support than her South Korean rival, Yoo Myung-hee.

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