|More Countries to Join Arab Free Trade Zone |
More Countries to Join Arab Free Trade Zone
Amman, Jordan -- April 7, 2001 (WAM) -- Jordanian Minister of Trade and Industry Wasif Azir asserted today that Jordan is serious about continuing joint Arab action, aimed at fulfilling economic resolutions issued by the last month Amman summit.
In an interview to the Jordanian Program ''60 Minutes'', Azir said Jordan seeks to implement the Arab free trade agreement by the year 2007, as 14 countries have approved the project.
''Discussions are currently being held between eight countries to sign the agreement of establishing the free trade area,'' he added.
Azir pointed out to the importance of this area, as it would attract Arab investments and simplify economic procedures between Arab countries.