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India approves of draft WTO deal: Trade minister

Published on Dec 6, 2013 9:29 PM
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India's Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Anand Sharma (centre) arrives at the venue of the 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, on the island of Bali, on Dec 6, 2013. Mr Sharma said on Friday, Dec 6, 2013, he would endorse a draft trade reform at the WTO, removing a major obstacle to a deal. -- PHOTO: AFP

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (REUTERS) - Indian Trade Minister Anand Sharma said on Friday he would endorse a draft trade reform at the World Trade Organisation, removing a major obstacle to a deal.

"It is a victory for the WTO and for the global community to have arrived at a mature decison," Mr Sharma told reporters. "We are more than happy. It is a great day. It is a historic day."

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