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WTO ministerial meeting of developing countries to begin on Monday

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting of developing countries will begin in New Delhi today.

The two-day meeting is being held at a time when the multilateral rule-based-trading system is facing serious and grave challenges.

Issues such as impasse on the appointment of WTO’s appellate body members and way forward on reforms at the global trade body would be discussed in the meeting of developing countries in New Delhi on May 13-14.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Ministers to discuss various issues and the way forward. On the first day, there will be a meeting of senior officers of the participating countries. The Ministerial meeting will be held on Tuesday.

Ministers from Bangladesh, Central African Republic and South Africa have confirmed their participation. Vice ministers, senior officials and ambassadors will be representing other countries.

Participating countries include Argentina, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brazil, Chad, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey.

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