Referring to India’s initiative following the Buenos Aires ministerial conference in December 2017, which could not agree onto a consensus-based ministerial declaration, he said: “We have to find a solution. It can’t be one way or another. WTO’s reforms have to take into account the interests of all members. It has to come out with a forward-looking agenda in an inclusive manner.”
He urged CUTS to write a paper on “what would happen to a world without the WTO”. “We need to find a clear answer to this question. For India to grow, we need a body like WTO
to govern world trade,” he said.