(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, Dec 26 (KUNA) -- It is imperative to eliminate any hurdles encumbering business in the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) "at this critical juncture," said a Kuwaiti official on Tuesday.
Heading Kuwait's delegation to the 44th meeting of the Arab League's Economic and Social Council's executive committee, Zuwaid Al-Mutairi, who monitors Arab affairs at Kuwait's finance ministry, told KUNA that some nations have taken measures that have been counterproductive to trade in the Arab region.
He said that it was crucial to remove all obstacles that hinder activity in GAFTA, citing plans of greater trade reforms that will be discussed during the two-day meeting.
On the meeting, Al-Mutairi added that consumer protection was among the issues included in the agenda. (end) mfm.nam