Amadeusz Juskowiak

Ico talks on coffee quotas to resume at noon

Talks on coffee export quotas at the International Coffee Organization ICO special council session will resume at noon gmt today following a last minute decision taken early this morning to extend the meeting 24 hours ICO officials said

An 18 member contact group will meet at midday to examine new ideas and the full council is to convene at 1900gmt they said

The extension resulted from a last ditch effort by Colombia to salvage the talks which by late yesterday looked perilously close to ending without agreement on quotas delegates said