First Woman, African Chosen To Lead World Trade Organization

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First Woman, African Chosen To Lead World Trade Organization
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said her first priority is addressing the economic and health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was chosen to head the World Trade Organization.

She is the first woman and first African to become director general of the international trade body.

Okonjo-Iweala's appointment was decided by the over 160 countries in the WTO.

She said her first priority is addressing the economic and health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.