28 October 2001
says draft texts form solid basis for ministerial negotiations
Director-General Mike Moore said today that draft texts released this weekend form the basis for constructive negotiations by Ministers when they meet for the WTO's 4th Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, 9-13 November.
“These texts form a solid basis for consideration by Ministers at Doha. Differences have narrowed but there is still a lot of work for Ministers to do. Development issues are at the centre of all considerations,” Mr. Moore said.
“I congratulate the chairman, our team, Ambassadors and officials for their co-operation and for the transparent manner in which these consultations and negotiations have been managed thus far.”