China's Ministry of Commerce talks about the appointment of a new director-general of the WTO: well received

  China News Service, Beijing, February 16 (Reporter Li Xiaoyu) The special meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) appointed Ivira, the former Finance Minister of Nigeria, as the new Director-General.

In response, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce of China said that this is "aspirational" and that China will take concrete actions to support the Director General in his work.

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  The spokesperson said that China congratulated Dr. Ivira on his appointment as the new WTO Director-General.

Dr. Ivira has long been engaged in the field of poverty reduction in developing countries and global vaccine health, and has extensive management experience in international organizations.

Ivira is the first WTO director-general from the African continent and the first female director-general.

  The spokesperson said that China has full confidence in Ivira's appointment as WTO Director-General.

China expects her to resume normal functions of the WTO as soon as possible after she assumes her new role, promote the WTO to play a greater role in anti-epidemic cooperation and economic recovery, promote the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference to achieve positive results, promote necessary WTO reforms, and maintain and strengthen multilateralism. The authority and effectiveness of the trading system.

  He said that as a responsible developing country, China will firmly support the multilateral trading system, actively participate in WTO reforms, and support the Director General in his work with practical actions.