Doha talks to continue: WTO Chief
WTO director says global trade negotiations towards concluding a deal on Doha Round would continue despite failure of talks between the four key nations.Updated: Jun 22, 2007 00:08 IST
WTO Director General Pascal Lamy on Thursday said the global trade negotiations towards concluding a deal on Doha Round would continue despite failure of talks between the four key nations - India, Brazil, the US and the EU - at Potsdam in Germany.
In a statement after the collapse of the latest round of parleys among leaders of developing and developed countries, the WTO Chief said talks "will continue in Geneva".
He also called upon the four nations to contribute to the multilateral negotiating process.
He said the G4 members have been meeting to bridge gaps in their negotiating positions.
"Prior convergence among these members would have been helpful to pave the way toward multilateral convergence. But helpful does not mean indispensable. This negotiation is an endeavour among 150 members of the WTO," he said.
First Published: Jun 22, 2007 00:03 IST