Dr Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the WTO.
At a special meeting of the General Council, the WTO announced her nomination, following a selection process involving eight applicants from around the world.
The tweet read: “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General.
“Her term begins on March 1st, 2021.”
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala became the first woman to head the WTO and the first African.