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  • I'm very proud to be the first African I'm proud to be the first woman.

  • Former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is making history.

  • She received unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director general of the World Trade Organization, and her appointment comes three months after her bid for the job was rejected by the last U.

  • S president.

  • In his push to reshape global trade to better benefit the US, Trump tried toe undercut the W T.

  • O and partially paralyzed it by blocking appointments to its top appeals body.

  • In an interview with Reuters, she said her top priority would be to doom or to address the co vid 19 pandemic, calling the disparities in vaccine rates between rich and poor countries unconscionable.

  • Maybe at the end of the year that we come to some uh, solutions as to how the W.

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  • O can help make vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics uh accessible in an equitable, unaffordable fashion toe, all countries, particularly to poor countries.

  • She also said her priorities were aligned with Washington's and thank the Biden administration for its confidence.

  • She said her pride in being the first woman and the first African for the job.

  • Quote doesn't help if you can't deliver, telling Reuters she's focused on trying to achieve results.

  • I want to make sure that people remember Mike Continent producing the first leader of the W.

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  • That made a difference.

I'm very proud to be the first African I'm proud to be the first woman.

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