Ramaphosa congratulates Okonjo-Iweala


Mtamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union has applauded Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her advancement to the final stage of the selection process of the position of Director-General (DG) of World Trade Organisation (WTO) saying she is the appropriate person for the job. President Ramaphosa stated:

“Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is a highly distinguished African, who has excelled in various public offices, in her native Nigeria, including responsibilities in the AU, and in numerous international assignments.

“At a time when international organisations need to be repurposed, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is the right person to reposition the WTO in order to be an effective instrument for facilitating a fair, just, equitable and rules-based trading system. I have no doubt that she has the credentials and capability to restore order in an otherwise turbulent multilateral trading system.”

President Ramaphosa also applauded Mr. Abdel Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt and Ms. Amina Mohamed of Kenya, for being available for the WTO DG selection process.

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