WTO: Biden Asked To Endorse Okonjo-Iweala As Korean Candidate Withdraws

WTO: Biden Asked To Endorse Okonjo-Iweala As Korean Candidate Withdraws
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

According to reports, Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean candidate for the World Trade Organisation director-general position, has withdrawn her candidacy.

This means that Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is now the sole candidate left in the race.

Yoo Myung-hee is South Korea’s trade minister and its candidate for the top job at the WTO following the resignation of Roberto Azevedo.

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Yoo reportedly made the decision after discussions with the United States and other major nations, and took various issues into account “comprehensively” including the need to revitalize the multilateral organization.

The withdrawal comes after dozens of former US government officials urged President Joe Biden to endorse Okonjo-Iweala after the Trump administration blocked her selection.

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