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Argentina congratulates new WTO Director-General

Monday, 15 February 2021
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The Argentine government congratulates Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and the first woman to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), for the 2021-2025 term. A two-time Nigerian Finance Minister and Foreign Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala began her career at the World Bank in 1982. She worked there for 25 years and rose to the second most senior position, that of Managing Director, Operations. She is an economist, global finance expert, and international development specialist with over thirty years of experience. Argentina is committed to multilateralism and highlights the importance of advancing swiftly in the preparation of the next WTO ministerial conference, to be held this year on a date to be determined, where progress is expected to be made, among other things, with regard to agriculture and the elimination of fisheries subsidies.