Morocco calls for Arab economic integration

Morocco has reiterated its strong commitment to work towards an Arab economic integration and vowed to intensify efforts and contacts to reach this goal

Morocco’s Economy and Finance Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, told the press after a meeting of the Arab League’s Economic and Social Council in Sirte, Libya, that the private sector should be involved in this economic integration.

Calling for making more efforts to serve Arab common interests, Mezouar reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to help achieve the large Arab free trade area and eliminate all obstacles hindering its implementation, in view of creating a customs union.

According to the Moroccan minister, the council discussed several issued to be included in the economic agenda of the 22th ordinary Arab Summit scheduled for March 27-28 in Sirte (450 km east of Tripoli).

He pointed out that they considered the establishment of a fund to support small and medium enterprises with a capital of 2 billion dollars, the development of pan-Arab trade, the Arab customs union, and electrical and transport interconnections, among others…read more


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