Congratulations for a well run campaign: NOGOZI Okonjo-Iweala thanks @ForeignOfficeKE for endorsing her as Africa’s candidate for DG @wto

The WTO confirmed what had been general knowledge since Monday that Ms Mohamed had lost the race to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee.


Kenya has ratified the AfCTA and diplomats in Nairobi have routinely argued they will follow through to implement its requirements and that they support pan-African businesses.


Ms Mohamed’s star crashed back to earth on Thursday after the WTO ended Kenya’s high hopes for one of their own to lead the global commercial regulator.

The bone of contention was whether Kenya should pursue trade agreements without following protocols of continental blocs.

The WTO confirmed what had been general knowledge since Monday that Ms Mohamed had lost the race to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee.

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