Washington: Eyeing for an ambitious agreement, the US government is expecting that major trading partners like China, India and Brazil will help successfully conclude the Doha round of trade negotiations.

US Deputy National Security Advisor Mike Froman said, "That's what we're focusing on right now and we hope that our major trading partners, including China, India, Brazil, will come to the table with a similar approach and a similar attitude with the objective of creating a strong agreement,"

Even though, it was not an APEC-specific area of work, it will be very much on the minds of the leaders.

There will be a Trade Ministers' meeting or Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting at the end of May in Big Sky in Montana, where Doha will also be one of the central issues discussed, he said.

 

(Agencies)