The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Anand Sharma today met Director General, World Trade Organization (DG WTO) Mr Roberto Azevedo at Davos on the sidelines of World Economic Forum Annual meeting. Congratulating the DG for his leadership and inclusive approach leading to a very successful outcome of the Bali Ministerial Conference, Shri Sharma said “ We worked together, were flexible where required and demonstrated the willingness to work for the greater good of the multilateral trading system.”
Both the leaders took stock of the progress of post-Bali programme of WTO negotiations. “We must capitalise on the momentum gained in Bali and push ahead with the work programmes that we agreed to establish on the Doha Development Agenda and food security,” said Shri Sharma.
Mr Azevedo is coming to India next week to address session on trade, along with Minister Sharma, in the upcoming Partnership summit at Beguluru. He will also have substantive discussion with the Minister and senior officials while in Bengaluru.