The largest Informal WTO Ministerial
Meeting began today in New Delhi. Delegations from 52 countries including D.G.
WTO, Mr. Roberto Azevedo are participating in the discussions. Ministers and
Vice Ministers from 27 countries are part of the delegations. Commerce and
Industry Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu, welcomed the participants and hoped that
this meeting will provide the opportunity to the participating countries to
engage in free and frank discussions. All heads of delegations appreciated the
Commerce & Industry Ministerís initiative in calling
this meeting and providing political guidance for the work in the WTO.
Informal discussions will continue
through out the day and the delegates will explore in detail the option for
reinvigorating the WTO. The meeting will conclude with a Chairís Summary to be
delivered on his own responsibility by the Commerce & Industry Minister of