New Delhi, July 8 : Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath had a bilateral meeting with the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner, Peter Mandelson, in London last evening.
During the meeting, both discussed various matters including the successful conclusion of the WTO Doha Round.
The joint statement issued by the Commerce and Industry Minister of India and the EU Trade Commissioner regarding the Doha Round of negotiations stated: "India and the EU are committed to the success of the forthcoming WTO Ministerial meeting. A successful outcome of the Doha Round, balanced across the full range of market access issues in agriculture, industrial goods and services is essential to secure growth in trade and boost the global economy. Such an outcome would also further integrate developing countries into the world economy while fully reflecting the developmental objectives of the Round, including sensitivities in agriculture."
"We are determined to ensure in particular that ministerial engagement on services is substantial and leads to strong future offers. We also remain firmly committed to taking forward issues relating to geographical indications and biodiversity," the statement added.