October 2017

African-Caribbean group backs India at WTO on food security

Business Line, October 29, 2017
India has the support of the 72-member ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) group of countries on its demand for a permanent solution to the issue of public stock holding and food security at the forthcoming World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial meet in Buenos Aires, said Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General, ACP.

India, EU not considering scaled-down version of trade pact

The Hindu, October 25, 2017
Even as India and the European Union (EU) are yet to finalise a date for re-launching their Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations stalled since 2013, both the sides are not considering inking a scaled down version of the pact with a view to somehow expedite the conclusion of the talks by lowering ambition, according to an EU official.

US calls for increasing connectivity in South Asia

The Economic Times, October 18, 2017
With an eye on China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, the US today called for increasing connectivity in the South Asia region, saying it is one of the least economically integrated regions in the world.

Targeted Poverty Alleviation & 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

UNDP, October 10, 2017
Speech at the 2017 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum on ‘Targeted Poverty Alleviation and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda’.

India calls for new global partnership to boost economic growth

Financial Express, October 6, 2017
India has called for a new global partnership to stimulate the weak economic growth through long-term investments in critical sectors and enhancing trade.