A step closer to the final deal

Chairs of the Agriculture and NAMA have issued revision to their earlier texts circulated in Feb 2008. These papers reflect what could possibly be a "meeting of minds". The chairs have tried to capture the latest positions of WTO Members since issuance of the previous texts in February.

Director General WTO, Mr. Pascal Lamy while appreciating the hard work done by two chairs has commented that "these document can provide a springboard to a new and crucial stage. We are getting closer to our end game".

The issuance of revised text, after a period of four five days, would start an intensified phase of negotiation in the respective negotiating Groups followed by senior official and Ministerial meeting likely to be scheduled in the first and second week of June respectively.