President George W. Bush has said that the US was working
with its European partners and countries like India
and Brazil to nudge agreements on the contentious Doha
round of trade talks that broke-off in a ngridlock in
to reporters after a meeting with Swedish prime minister
Fredrik Reinfeldt yesterday in Washington, Bush said
the US was committed to achieving a world that trades
also said that the US recognised that it has obligations
to deal with its agricultural subsidies in order to
move the Doha Round forward.
Trade Representative Susan Schwab is committed to working
with her European counterparts, as well as President
Lula da Silva of Brazil and prime minister Manmohan
Singh, the two countries that rallied the majority of
poorer developing nations over a decade ago to hold
firm for more equitable global trade.
told reporters, "We believe that it''s possible,
very possible that we''ll be successful. And so we''re
moving forward optimistically on this issue."
said he had also talked to about US'' desire to work
with Europe, China, India, Japan, Australia and other
countries about an international framework to meet three
objectives -economic vitality and growth; the advance
of new technologies; and, the effects that will have
on reducing greenhouse gases.