BREAKING: U.S. endorses Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job
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Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- The United States government has announced its endorsement of former the Nigerian minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to emerge as the director general of the World Trade Organization.
The U.S. disclosed this in a statement by its office of trade representative.
It became clear earlier on Friday that Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister and World Bank executive, would likely clinch the coveted post after her final challenger to the position, South Korean Trade Minister and candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, announced her withdrawal.
Ms Yoo made the decision after discussions with the U.S. and other major nations, a statement from Korea's trade ministry said on Friday.
She also took various issues into account "comprehensi...
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