His Excellency Mr. Sultan bin Rashid Al-Khater, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, chaired the delegation of the State of Qatar participating in the 62nd Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Trade Cooperation Committee, convened at the headquarters of the GCC General Secretariat in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The meeting discussed a number of topics and issues of common interest related to trade cooperation between the GCC states, in addition to previewing the recommendations made by the Undersecretaries of the Ministries of Commerce in the GCC at the preparatory meetings and taking the appropriate decisions in this regard.
Moreover, His Excellency the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry took part in a bilateral meeting with Their Excellencies the Ministers of Commerce in the GCC states and Her Excellency Mrs. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Trade in the United Kingdom.
Additionally, His Excellency the Undersecretary of Commerce and Industry and Their Excellencies Ministers of Commerce in the GCC member states witnessed a signing ceremony to launch free trade negotiations between the GCC states and The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Signed by H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf. Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and H.E. Ms. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Trade in the UK, the signing will further strengthen the economic and trade relations that will serve common interests.