PM Modi shared a picture of his meeting of the WTO chief on his Twitter account

Talking to reporters, Mr Azevedo said the mini-ministerial meeting will be useful for carrying forward the mandate of the multilateral trade body.

"We are facing many challenges in the WTO and outside. Trade environment globally is very risky at this point of time. We will try to have an open and honest conversation at the informal WTO meeting here," Mr Azevedo said earlier in New Delhi today.