Al-Qasabi and Arab ministers meet to coordinate negotiating positions with WTO
RIYAD – Trade Minister Dr Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Foreign Trade, chaired Sunday the work of the preparatory meeting of trade ministers of Arab countries for the Twelfth Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization scheduled for Geneva from November 30 to December 3, 2021.
Governor of the General Foreign Trade Authority Abdulrahman Bin Ahmed Al-Harbi also attended the meeting.
Dr. Al-Qasabi welcomed participants to the virtual meeting, organized by Saudi Arabia, the coordinator of the Arab group at the World Trade Organization, which aims to coordinate the positions of the Arab group on general issues and issues of common interest within the framework of the WTO.
He stressed the importance of highlighting the vital and active role that the Arab group plays in international and economic organizations, especially within the World Trade Organization, expressing the interests and priorities of Arab countries in these difficult circumstances. and economic and trade challenges, and mitigate the effects and repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on countries’ economies.
“A joint ministerial declaration has been issued containing consensual and common visions of Arab countries on various public and negotiating issues within the framework of the World Trade Organization,” said Dr Al-Qasabi. – SPA