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PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala assumes office as first-ever female and African WTO DG

PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala assumes office as first-ever female and African WTO DG
March 01
09:53 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has arrived at the headquarters of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva to begin her tenure as director-general.

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Okonjo-Iweala was appointed WTO DG on February 15, 2021, after a selection process that lasted seven months.

With her appointment, she made history as the first woman and first African to lead the WTO.

The three-time minister beat seven other candidates from 164 member countries, including two Africans, to secure the seat.

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Her tenure, renewable, begins on March 1, 2021, and expires on August 31, 2025.

Here are pictures from her arrival at the WTO headquarters on Monday

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