The Chair, Amb. Yonov Frederick Agah, reported to an informal General Council meeting on 24 November 2011 that after extensive consultations, he had detected ?convergence? on possible elements for Ministers? political guidance at the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference. He said these elements, which he described as ?work in progress?, fell under two themes: the importance of the multilateral trading system and the WTO, and trade and development.