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WTO: What Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment means for global trade and Cheta Nwanze’s Views

By Guardian Exclusive
19 February 2021   |   6:56 am
Months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received a unanimous backing to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization. As director-general, Okonjo-Iweala will need to broker international trade talks in the face of persistent U.S.-China trade conflict; respond to pressure to reform trade rules. GuardianTV spoke with Cheta Nwanze, Lead Partner, SB Morgen on what this means for world trade.

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