Beijing, February 15 (Xinhua): China has congratulated Nigeria's Okonjo-iweala of Nigeria after she was named New General Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) .

"China has full confidence in the okonjo-iweala appointment as General Director of the WTO," said the Ministry of Commerce in a statement.

Like the first woman and the first African to direct the WTO, Okonjo-iweala has been involved for a long time in the reduction of poverty in developing countries And the work related to vaccine and medical care, and has great experiences in the management of international organizations, said the statement, adding that its appointment meets everyone's expectation.

Despite Covid-19 and challenges for the multilateral trading system, China is totally confident in Okonjo-iweala. As the Director General, and she hopes that the WTO, under the leadership of it, resumes its normal functions as soon as possible and play a more important role in antipandemic cooperation and economic recovery.

China also anticipates that Okonjo-iWeala will help the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference to achieve positive results, progress the necessary reforms to the WTO, and defend and strengthen the Authority and effectiveness of the multilateral trading system, according to the Declaration.

As an important developing country, China will firmly support the multilateral trading system, actively participate in WTO reforms and support the work of the Director-General, To help the WTO improve contributions to improve global governance and the well-being of peoples around the world, he added. Enditem follow by on Twitter and Facebook to join the" target="_BLANK">conversation. Download applications from ChinaNews

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