OECS Chairman, PM Roosevelt Skerrit, pledges organisation’s support for first woman and African WTO Director-General

History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General (Photo via WTO)
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(Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit, has formally congratulated the new WTO Director General giving the assurance that the OECS stands ready to assist  Dr. Okonjo-Iwealain discharging her duties as and when required.

On March 1, 2021, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) .

The WTO General Council selected  the former Nigerian finance minister by consensus and her term, which is renewable, will expire on 31 August 2025.“Six OECS countries are founding Members of the WTO, a sign of our enduring commitment to the Multilateral Trading System (MTS),” prime minister Skerrit stated in his congratulatory note. “It is out of this commitment that we are looking forward to working with you to address certain specific and systemic concerns with a view to improving the MTS in a manner which delivers benefits for all.”

Read more at: Dominica News Online

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