Suresh Prabhu exuded confidence of India will get support of WTO

Vastavam web: Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today exuded confidence that India will get support of WTO member countries on issues like food security, Doha Development Agenda (DDA) and protection to small farmers which are dear to India as well as other developing nations.Ahead of the formal launch of the 11th Ministerial Meeting of the 164-member World Trade Organisation (WTO), the minister met the representatives of the European Union and participated in the meetings of the South Centre and G33 grouping.The minister further said that he was trying to meet trade ministers of those countries which have “opposite views” with a view to convince them about the concerns of the developing nations.
Observing that the food security is essential of the country, Prabhu said as far as fisheries issue is concerned India would endeavour to protect the interest of small fishermen.The minister also emphasised that he would work with other countries to ensure that WTO remain an important democratic multilateral institution.These issues were discussed at the meetings of G33, which is a grouping of developing nations, and the South Centre, an intergovernmental organisation of developing countries.