APEC ministers agree cannot give up on Doha: Ron Kirk

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Posted: May 20, 2011 3:09 PM
APEC ministers agree cannot give up on Doha: Ron Kirk

BIG SKY, Montana (Reuters) - Asia Pacific trade ministers agreed this week not to give up on ailing world trade talks and will soberly assess steps needed to save the round, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said on Friday.

Trade ministers from the 21 members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum also made progress toward their shared goal of a "seamless regional economy," Kirk said.

(Reporting by Doug Palmer; editing by Jackie Frank)