US trade delegation in Delhi for talks on Doha round

New Delhi, August 31, 2010

A team of United States government officials, led by Deputy US Trade Representative Michael Punke, who is also the US Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is currently visiting New Delhi for talks.

The team, which will be here until September 1, also includes Mr Islam Siddiqui, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the US Trade Representative.

A press release from the US Embassy in New Delhi said the delegation was in India at the invitation of the Government of India and was meeting with senior Indian officials to discuss ways forward in the Doha negotiation round of the WTO.

"Team members are working with their Indian counterparts to identify opportunities to advance the round, and the visit underscores the growing importance and leadership of India in global economic issues," the release added.

NNN

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