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U.S. throws support behind Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The United States on Fridaythrew its support behind Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to headthe World Trade Organization after a South Korean rivalwithdrew.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative made theannouncement on behalf of President Joe Biden's administration.Okonjo-Iweala had faced opposition from former President DonaldTrump's administration. [nL1N2KB0KR}(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)