Okonjo-Iweala WTO DG: Outcome of Buhari’s Video Conference with European Council President

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 30, 2020, held a video conference with the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel.

Mr Michel, during the meeting, affirmed Europe’s support for Nigeria’s charge on Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of finance, as the next Black and female Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

President Buhari thanked the European Council for its backing of Nigeria’s candidate.

Issues bordering on debt relief for Africa, EU-African relations and recharge of the Lake Chad were also discussed during the conference.

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Lake chad has currently shrunk to less than one-third of its usual size, throwing about 130 million people who depend on it into dire straits.

President Buhari had recently canvassed the issue of Recharge of the Lake Chad at different global fora.

Buhari expressed appreciation to Mr Chales Michel for hopeful positive developments on the issues addressed.

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