The EU has pledged its support to Okonjo-Iweala as the commission called for reforms of the body.
This is in reaction to her new appointment as the Director-General of World trade Organization.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, described Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as a historic moment for the world, especially as the first woman to be appointed as WTO DG from Africa.
In a post on her verified Twitter, the EU President wrote: “Congratulations.
“This is a historic moment for the entire world. I’m so glad to see a woman from Africa at the head of the WTO.
“Europe is fully behind you.
“We support the reform of the WTO and will help you protect the rules-based multilateral trading system.”
The former Nigeria’s finance Minister was confirmed as the WTO head at a special meeting of the general council after a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.