A World Trade Organization spokesperson said on Tuesday there was “growing cautious optimism” that results would be achieved at a ministers’ meeting in Geneva next week to discuss deals on fish, vaccines, and other items.
“The fundamental message that came out of today’s meeting…is a rising cautious confidence on achieving achievements at MC12,” said Daniel Pruzin of the World Trade Organization, referring to the organization’s 12th Ministerial Conference, which runs from June 12 to 15.
Before the meeting, the WTO’s primary body, the General Council, gathered behind closed doors on Thursday for a “stocktaking” session.
However, Pruzin stated that none of the discussions had been finished, implying that the agreements were still in draft form.
He noted that once they are completed or substantially done, they would be given to trade ministers for possible approval.
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