Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes WTO secretary-general
The World Trade Organization took a historic step by electing a woman as its head for the first time.
Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has also become the first African to serve as WTO Secretary-General.
The decision was made Monday by representatives of the 164 countries that make up the organization.
At an online press conference, Okonjo-Iweala, 66, said she was ready to begin work on reforming the organization and modernizing its rules to bring them in line with the challenges of the 21st century.