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India Emerged As Voice Of Developing Nations In WTO's 12th MC: Goyal

Goyal also said India has emerged as the voice of the developing and least developed countries (LDCs)

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India not only secured the interests of its farmers, fishermen, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector, poor people and all sections but also ensured their concerns are preserved in the future, said Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

Goyal also said India has emerged as the voice of the developing and least developed countries (LDCs) in the recently concluded 12th ministerial conference (MC12) of the WTO in Geneva.

Addressing a press conference, Goyal said several decisions have emerged from the MC12 after a long time. Guided by the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India “batted on the forefront” during negotiations on various issues.

"Almost every WTO decision bears India’s signature, India is seen leading from the front and India’s concerns are visible prominently in the outcome documents. We have been cent percent successful in stating our point of view, getting our agenda approved at the talks," he added.

Goyal said there has been progress during the MC12 at the WTO on several issues, and a slew of international agreements have been arrived at after a gap of several years. India not only secured the interests of its farmers, fishermen, MSME sector, poor people and all sections but also ensured their concerns are preserved in the future.

We neither came under any pressure, nor buckled under pressure at any time. Far from being initially projected as a ‘Deal Breaker’ by certain countries, India finally emerged as a ‘Deal Maker’ at the WTO talks, he said.

“In fact, few countries stated that India was not allowing any agreement. Reality was very different! The reality was that a few countries created hurdles towards agreement with the vain hope that they could rope in India later, make India hop the bandwagon and that India’s voice is lost in the din,” he said.

The world has recognised that India has a point, India’s agenda has a strong reasoning, our arguments represent bare truth and there is sensitivity in our motive, Goyal added.


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