BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Pacific Rim ministers agreed to disagree Monday over when to start a new round of global trade negotiations under the World Trade Organization, though they did call for an early launch of the talks.
Foreign and trade ministers from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said their bosses will try to narrow the gap on whether to specify 2001 as a target date for starting the round when they get together Wednesday and Thursday.
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