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Industry Minister attends WTO Arab Group meeting

Geneva, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani attended the consultative meeting of Arab countries, members of World Trade Organisation with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal.

The meeting which was on the sidelines of the second WTO ministerial conference, was also attended by Bahrain Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other international organisations in Geneva Dr. Youssef Abdulkarim Bucheeri, and Assistant Undersecretary for Local and External Commerce Shaikh Hamad bin Salman Al Khalifa.

The meeting focused on discussing the expected outcome of the WTO ministerial conference, scheduled to be held on June 12-15.

The Arab group is seeking to reach an agreement on trade policies that help economic recovery in light of the current circumstances, taking into account the needs of developing and least developed countries.

Source: Bahrain News Agency