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India says food security non-negotiable

English.news.cn   2013-12-04 11:31:17            

BALI, Indonesia, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- India said here on Wednesday that food security is a no-bargain issue.

Anand Sharma, Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, told the WTO meeting held here from Tuesday to Friday that food security is essential for 4 billion people in the world. "For India, food is non-negotiable."

Furthermore, the minister said the continuing stalemate of Doha Round has led to frustration and cynicism when this was the only round devoted to the development agenda.

"Historical imbalances in trade must be corrected," he added.

The WTO ministers' meeting, with the participation of trade chiefs of the organization's 159 members and other 10,000 diplomats from more than 160 countries and regions, is struggling to revive the long-stalled Doha Round by reaching a possible trade deal.

Related:

FAO, China marks 40 years of cooperation on food security

ROME, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- China has made great achievements in fighting hunger, halving the number of its undernourished people, Director General of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva said Monday.

"China's achievements against hunger have been impressive," Graziano da Silva said at the FAO Headquarters at a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the cooperation between the UN agency and China. Full story

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