WTO Postpones Meeting to Pick New DG

Chinedu Ibeakanma
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The World Trade Organisation on Friday postponed a meeting where members are expected to pick a new Director-General.

The postponement is coming days after the United States declined to support the favored candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The organization earlier announced that the meeting would hold next week but a communication sited by AFP showed that the meeting has been postponed indefinitely.

“It has come to my attention that for reasons including the health situation and current events, delegations will not be in a position to take a formal decision on 9 November,” the head of the selection committee told member states.

“I am therefore postponing this meeting until further notice during which period I will continue to undertake consultations with delegations,” he added.

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