2002 News Story

Finance minister at Arab meeting on economic cooperation

Minister of Finance and National Economy Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, in a statement following a session of the Economic and Social Council of the League of Arab States that is taking place in Cairo, declared that the council had reaffirmed its commitment to the removal of all obstacles hindering the smooth movement of goods among the Arab countries that are members of the Greater Arab Free Trade Zone. Measures to facilitate the movement of goods, he explained, include gradual cuts in taxes and tariffs.