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U.S. throws support behind Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO

FILE PHOTO: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Emma Farge/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday threw its support behind Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head the World Trade Organization after a South Korean rival withdrew.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative made the announcement on behalf of President Joe Biden’s administration. Okonjo-Iweala had faced opposition from former President Donald Trump’s administration.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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