WTO chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala celebrates 70th birthday

The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, marked a major milestone on Thursday as she celebrated her 70th birthday.

Okonjo-Iweala, who made history as the first African and first woman to lead the WTO in a rare personal post on, expressed her gratitude and joy, saying it was “one of the happiest days of my life”.

She tweeted, “I don’t normally do personal tweets, but today is an exception! It has been one of the happiest days of my life – my 70th birthday! So much outpouring of love from everywhere!! I want to thank all WTO Ambassadors, WTO staff, friends and family!

I’ve never received so many bouquets of flowers from all over the world, as I have today! Along with good wishes and prayers. I consider myself blessed to have a loving husband, family, friends and well-wishers! All Glory and Thanks to God!”


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