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#WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 6:26pm On Oct 28, 2020
US says it will continue to back South Korean candidate.

The World Trade Organization’s General Council Chair David Walker said Wednesday that Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had garnered the most support among WTO members to become the next global trade chief, a WTO spokesperson said.

The United States said, however, it could not support the candidacy of Okonjo-Iweala and said it would continue to back the South Korean candidate Yoo Myung-hee.

Walker and his colleagues have finished a long process of consultations, where each member could indicate their preference. Walker told WTO ambassadors Wednesday that Okonjo-Iweala, and not Yoo, was most likely to secure a consensus among the membership, which is needed to select the next chief of the global trade organization.

However, the suggestion of Walker and his colleagues is not the final step of the process as some members can veto their suggestion, which the U.S. now threatened to do.

WTO members must formally decide in their General Council meeting who becomes the next director general. This meeting will happen on November 9. Before then, there will be consultations.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by donphilopus: 6:28pm On Oct 28, 2020
I thought she just acquired a US citizenship last month?Why are they now trying to frustrate her? It's obvious Trump's administration doesn't like anything relating to Nigeria. Same Trump and his goons attempted to remove Akinwunmi Adeshina of AfDB on trumped-up corruption charges yet some Nigerians think Trump is the best thing since sliced bread. Our mumu go soon do.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Koulture(m): 6:31pm On Oct 28, 2020
cool

USA under Trump is something else,yet ipobs or igbos see him as their messiah,the same way they tried to stop akinwunmi adeshina of Afdb.

They might be wondering how a lady from a corrupt shithole like Nigeria will be in charge of a sensitive position like the WTO.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by JidennaJason: 6:32pm On Oct 28, 2020
smiley

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Juliusmalema: 6:33pm On Oct 28, 2020
Good but Mr fergie001 your topic is misleading

US didn't veto anything but sticks on their preferred candidate.

after all China, EU and Japan sticks with Iweala and China alone contributes to 12.4% trade statistics while US has 12% of trade.....


US will have to swallow their pride this time around. They are just kicking unnecessarily.

China, EU even Japan are a whole lot of strong backing plus over 90 countries joined together.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Noneroone(m): 6:33pm On Oct 28, 2020
Us 'vetoes'? how possible?

pls op modify the title. US didn't veto anything.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by jlinkd78(m): 6:34pm On Oct 28, 2020
She will overcome

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 6:36pm On Oct 28, 2020
jlinkd78:
She will overcome
Amen.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Lifestone(m): 6:36pm On Oct 28, 2020
jlinkd78:
She will overcome
A big amen NOI is my crush

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 6:41pm On Oct 28, 2020
Juliusmalema:
Good but Mr fergee001 your topic is misleading

US didn't veto anything but sticks on their preferred candidate.

after all China, EU and Japan sticks with Iweala and China alone contributes to 12.4% trade statistics while US China has 12% of trade.....


US will have to swallow their pride this time around.
US is one of those countries that can veto.
If consultations aren't successful....nothing will happen on Nov 9.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 6:44pm On Oct 28, 2020
kahal29:

Any different?

Hian....Oh the time...

Time-shots of WTO's msg bro.
Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by GamalNasser: 6:46pm On Oct 28, 2020
Well Trump's always knows what he is doing ...she just needs to assure the White house that she would protect American interest over Chinese interest ...Trump doesn't want anither chinese puppet like the man in WHO

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Seerade029: 6:46pm On Oct 28, 2020
[quote author=kahal29 post=95439194][/quote]

I still prefer this thread cool

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 6:48pm On Oct 28, 2020
GamalNasser:
Well Trump's always knows what he is doing ...she just needs to assure the White house that she would protest American interest over Chinese interest ...Trump doesn't want anither chinese puppet like the man in WHO
I don't know what is wrong with him, this time around.

He is against anything Washington yet lives there.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by gaetano: 6:51pm On Oct 28, 2020
You can imagine what this British idiot is predicting. He's even again NOI

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Juliusmalema: 6:51pm On Oct 28, 2020
fergie001:

US is one of those countries that can veto.
If consultations aren't successful....nothing will happen on Nov 9.



One of you say..

after all over the years US has moved in line with EU and others but of recently it hasn't been so.

Before 9 all consultations will be successful. US will have to agree to other veto powers also.

Let the consultation continue.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 6:52pm On Oct 28, 2020
Juliusmalema:




One of you say..

after all over the years US has moved in line with EU and others but of recently it hasn't been so.

Before 9 all consultations will be successful. US will have to agree to other veto powers also.

Let the consultation continue.
That is our prayer and so shall it be.

Gbam

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by tartar9(m): 6:53pm On Oct 28, 2020
GamalNasser:
Well Trump's always knows what he is doing ...she just needs to assure the White house that she would protest American interest over Chinese interest ...Trump doesn't want anither chinese puppet like the man in WHO
In other words she needs to be America's puppet rather than Chinese puppet sad

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by RuddyFusion(m): 6:54pm On Oct 28, 2020
Juliusmalema:
Good but Mr fergie001 your topic is misleading

US didn't veto anything but sticks on their preferred candidate.

after all China, EU and Japan sticks with Iweala and China alone contributes to 12.4% trade statistics while US China has 12% of trade.....


US will have to swallow their pride this time around. They are just kicking unnecessarily.

China, EU even Japan are a whole lot of strong backing plus over 90 countries joined together.
. The op is right US has vetoe but that's not the end....if Biden takes upper hand in USA election this will change ....if Trump do then WTO will go the way of voting ,...YOO may also step down and USA can be persuade to back NOI

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Sanchez01: 6:55pm On Oct 28, 2020
Noneroone:
Us 'vetoes'? how possible?

pls op modify the title. US didn't veto anything.
The US may veto the decision as they are clearly against NOI.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by RuddyFusion(m): 6:56pm On Oct 28, 2020
All hope is not lost

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 6:58pm On Oct 28, 2020
gaetano:
You can imagine what this British idiot is predicting. He's even again NOI
I felt like insulting him on that page but....make we find wetin carry us come fess.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Juliusmalema: 6:59pm On Oct 28, 2020
RuddyFusion:
. The op is right US has vetoe but that's not the end....if Biden takes upper hand in USA election this will change ....if Trump do then WTO will go the way of voting ,...YOO may also step down and USA can be persuade to back NOI

Others powers also have veto power.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by fergie001: 7:06pm On Oct 28, 2020
Juliusmalema:


Others powers also have veto power.
They must all agree.

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by GamalNasser: 7:06pm On Oct 28, 2020
tartar9:

In other words she needs to be America's puppet rather than Chinese puppet sad

Yes ..that's international politics for you

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by handsomeyinka(m): 7:07pm On Oct 28, 2020
They are enemies of progress

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Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Upinmymaserati(m): 7:07pm On Oct 28, 2020
Really interesting

Re: #WTO-DG: Okonjo-Iweala Suggested As New WTO Chief, But US Vetoes by Noneroone(m): 7:07pm On Oct 28, 2020
Sanchez01:

The US may veto the decision as they are clearly against NOI.
but they DIDN'T VETO. Are you dumb?

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