Former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reacted to her new appointment as the first female director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Okonjo-Iweala said: “I am honoured to have been selected by WTO members as WTO Director-General.
“A strong WTO is vital if we are to recover fully and rapidly from the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I look forward to working with members to shape and implement the policy responses we need to get the global economy going again.
“Our organization faces a great many challenges but working together we can collectively make the WTO stronger, more agile and better adapted to the realities of today.”