Minister of Commerce 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 works of the preparatory meeting of commerce ministers of the Arab countries for the twelfth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization scheduled for Geneva from Nov. 30 to Dec.r 3, 2021.
The Governor of the General Authority Foreign Trade Abdulrahman Bin Ahmed Al-Harbi too participated in the meeting.Dr. Al-Qasabi welcomed the participants at the virtual meeting, organized by Saudi Arabia, the coordinator of the Arab group in the World Trade Organization, which is designed 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 the international and economic organizations, especially in the World Trade Organization, expressing the interests and priorities of the Arab countries in these difficult circumstances and economic and trade challenges, and mitigating the effects and repercussions of coronavirus
pandemic on the economies of countries.
"A joint ministerial statement was issued containing consensual and common visions of the Arab countries on various public and negotiating issues within the framework of the World Trade Organization," Dr. Al-Qasabi said.