TheCityUK congratulates new Director General of the World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council has today confirmed the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new Director General.

Nicola Watkinson, Managing Director, International Trade and Investment, TheCityUK, said,

Congratulations to Dr Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment to this key position at the heart of the global trading system, which has been left unfilled for far too long.

“The WTO has appointed a candidate with significant international experience, which is essential if it is to meet the substantial challenges ahead. The need for free and open global markets has never been more evident, yet the system which underpins it has rarely been put to such strain.

“TheCityUK has long been a vocal supporter of the international rules-based system for trade and has actively joined in the WTO’s efforts to deepen and broaden global trade liberalisation. We look forward to continuing to doing so in the future, under Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s leadership.”