No: 57, 15 February 2021, Press Release Regarding The Conclusion Of The Selection Process Of The Director General Of The World Trade Organization

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 15.02.2021

We welcome the conclusion of the recent Director General selection process at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with the appointment of the Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who received the strongest support in the process, as the new WTO Director General at the WTO General Council meeting held on February 15, 2021.

Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala has a rich experience in economy and diplomacy stemming from her previous positions including Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, as well as Vice President of the World Bank. We congratulate Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala and believe that she will demonstrate an outstanding success also in her work at the WTO.

We also find it important that the selection process was conc