Eng. Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade and Industry, participated in the activities of the ministerial meeting of the Economic and Social Council of the League of Arab States in its 112th session, chaired by the Republic of Yemen, in the presence of ministers concerned with economic, financial and commercial affairs from Arab member states and specialized Arab organizations, and with the participation of Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Nations. Arabic.
The minister said that the ministerial meeting dealt with the adoption of decisions emanating from the preparatory meetings of experts, technicians and senior officials related to social and economic issues of common Arab interest, especially the follow-up of the implementation of economic and social decisions issued by the previous session of the Council, and the preparation of the file of the Arab development summit in its fifth session in the Republic of Mauritania to be held. During the month of November, and consensus on the topics to be included in the economic and social file at the level of the next summit in the 33rd regular session to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain next year.
Samir explained that the meeting also discussed developments in the Greater Arab Free Trade Area and the Arab Customs Union, where a number of decisions were adopted that would deepen integration between Arab countries and develop inter-trade exchange.
In a related context, the minister held bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Council’s meetings with Abdullah bin Touq Al-Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, and Mohammed Hizam Al-Ashwal, Yemeni Minister of Industry and Trade, to discuss ways to enhance economic and trade relations.
Samir pointed out that the meeting dealt with following up on the most important trade and investment developments and all issues of common interest between Egypt, the UAE and Yemen.