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Okonjo-Iweala appoints four WTO Deputy Director-Generals

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Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Tuesday announced the appointment of four Deputy Directors-General.

The former Nigerian Finance minister, disclosed this in a statement titled: DG Okonjo-Iweala announces her four Deputy Directors-General obtained by newsmen.

The names of the appointed Deputies include: Angela Ellard of the United States, Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador Jean-Marie Paugam of France and Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang of China.

According to her: “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of four new Deputy Directors-General at the WTO. It is the first time in the history of our Organisation that half of the DDGs are women.

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“This underscores my commitment to strengthening our Organisation with talented leaders whilst at the same time achieving gender balance in senior positions. I look forward to welcoming them to the WTO”.

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