The visiting Trade Ministers of 35 WTO-member countries on Friday called on Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. They informed him about the consensus arrived at the meeting to re-start negotiations to ensure early conclusion of the Doha Round of trade talks.

The Ministers, who have assembled in the national capital for an informal ministerial meeting, were taken to the Prime Minister for a courtesy call by Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Anand Sharma.

Dr. Singh reportedly inquired about the progress made at the Ministerial conference, which among others was attended by U.S. Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, WTO Director-General, Pascal Lamy and Brazilian External Affairs Minister, Celso Luiz Nunez Amorim, and impressed upon the delegation the need to carry forward the Doha talks.

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