DIRECTOR-GENERAL NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA
In Côte d'Ivoire, the Director-General will meet with President Alassane Ouattara and members of the government. She will also take part in the ECOWAS Ministerial Round Table on the theme “Implementation of the results of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, and success for MC13 — the role of ECOWAS WTO member countries”.
“I am very much looking forward to my visit to Africa. Africa is a vital part of the membership of the WTO. I look forward to strengthening our partnership with countries in the region,” the Director-General said ahead of her trip. “African economies have taken major steps towards economic integration over the last few years at a time when the global trade landscape is changing rapidly. We must make sure we all work together to help our members in Africa take advantage of the opportunities offered by re-globalisation.”
In Accra, the Director-General will hold a series of meetings with Ghanaian authorities. She will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo. She will take part in a public discussion on “Making Globalization Work for Africa”, organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs. She will also hear from representatives from the private sector and civil society organizations.
In Kenya, the Director-General will attend the biannual UN Secretary General's Chief Executives Board Meeting of UN and UN affiliated agencies. She will also seize the opportunity to meet with the Kenyan Government.