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  • Nigeria's former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala had been on course to lead the World Trade Organization, is it?

  • But the race to find a director general for the global trade watchdog was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after an intervention from the United States.

  • A condo who l.

  • A is the preferred choice of three w T o ambassadors tasked with finding a successor to Roberto Azevedo.

  • They cite her widespread cross regional backing by the United States.

  • Supports another candidate, South Korean Trade Minister Yu Myung He on with the decision requiring consensus any of the WTO's 164 members can block the appointment.

  • Ik Rockwell is a spokesman for the W T O.

  • The U.

  • S.

  • Said that they supported Minister you because of her 25 years of trade experience that she would be able to hit the ground running.

  • Um, they said that they could not endorse Dr Ngozi.

  • I don't know the reasons for that.

  • You'll have to ask them us is in effect threatening to render the W T.

  • O leaderless for weeks or months to come, and it's not the first time it's been a thorn in the side of the trade body.

  • Washington has already paralyzed the WTO's rollers, global arbiter on trade by blocking appointments to its appeals panel.

  • US.

  • President Donald Trump describes the watchdog as horrible on bias towards China.

  • He faces a presidential election in less than a week on his trailing in national polls.

  • The W.

  • T.

  • O has scheduled a meeting to try and secure the required backing for a conjugal Whalers appointment six days after the election.

  • By that time, Trump may be on his way out of the White House, but it was not immediately clear if that would affect the U.

  • S position on her appointment.

Nigeria's former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala had been on course to lead the World Trade Organization, is it?

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