Former Nigeria finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reacted to her new appointment as the first female director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Okonjo-Iweala said: “I am honoured to have been selected by WTO members as WTO Director-General.
“A strong WTO is vital if we are to recover fully and rapidly from the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I look forward to working with members to shape and implement the policy responses we need to get the global economy going again.
“Our organization faces many great challenges but working together we can collectively make the WTO stronger, more agile and better adapted to the realities of today.”