Four Arab countries seek their own free-trade zone

Published April 29th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan plan to meet next month in Rabat to discuss setting up a free trade zone among their countries, the Moroccan embassy said Thursday, April 26. 


Each of the countries is tied with the other three through bilateral free trade deals, and they hope establishment of a four-country zone would further boost trade and economic ties, the embassy said in a statement. 


The meeting will take place May 8-9, just before the meeting of foreign ministers of the Mediterranean Forum scheduled for May 10-11 in the Moroccan city of Tangiers. 


The forum groups 11 Arab and European countries which share the Mediterranean Sea. — (AFP, Cairo) 


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