PM Philip J Pierre hosts Director of WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-lweala on Independence celebrations of Saint Lucia

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Philip J Pierre, has recently hosted the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-lweala, as the Guest of Honour following the celebrations of the forty-Fourth (44th) Independence Anniversary of Saint Lucia.

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PM Philip J Pierre hosts Director of WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-lweala on Independence celebrations of Saint Lucia
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Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Philip J Pierre, has recently hosted the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-lweala, as the Guest of Honour following the celebrations of the forty-Fourth (44th) Independence Anniversary of Saint Lucia.

According to the updates, Prime Minister Pierre took to his official social media handle to express his honour and share the news with residents of Saint Lucia.

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In his caption, he penned down, “I had the distinct honour of hosting Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in the role of Guest of Honour for the 44th Independence Anniversary of the nation.”

In addition, while welcoming the director of WTO, PM Pierre expressed his gratitude towards her visit. He noted, “Let us be inspired by international figures such as Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a woman who has conquered the world in her field.”

He added, “Dr Okonjo-lweala is a well-known finance expert internationally and a famous economist who has played a vital role as a professional in international development and gained over 30 years o experience.”

During her service period, she has worked majorly in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America and gained the position of WTO Director-General on 1 March 2021.

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia praised Dr Okonjo-lweala as she has also worked as the Minister of Finance and Foreign of Nigeria. She was also the first woman in an African nation to accomplish such positions and head the World Trade Organisation.

She was also highly appreciated and praised among other influential leaders as well as one of the most powerful women in the world. Prime Minister extended his remarks and stated, “Let us not hold back our ambitions and goals; let them be as lofty as our pitons; let them go beyond the heights of Mount Gimie.”

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Dr Iweala is one of Nigeria’s powerful leaders. From serving as Nigeria’s Finance Minister from 2003 to 2006 and 2011 to 2015, becoming Director-General of the World Trade Organization, and winning numerous awards, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is a testament to women’s exceptional leadership skills and dedication to making a positive impact.

Her legacy is a powerful reminder of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and strong leadership in shaping a better future for all. Her appointment as World Trade Organization Director-General in March 2021 made her the first woman and African to hold this position at the global trade organization.

Okonjo-Iweala founded NOI Polls, the nation’s first local organization for opinion research. She also established the Center for the Study of Economies of Africa, a development study institute headquartered in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

Tariq Saeed

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