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Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim on Sunday discussed with his Egyptian counterparts Sameh Shukri and Jordan’s Ayman Safadi the establishment of the Arab Common Market for Electricity.
“Hakim met with Shukri and Al-Safadi to discuss the draft agenda of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Beirut, which included 27 items dealing with Arab economic and social issues,” a foreign ministry statement said.
The statement added that “the three parties discussed the establishment of the Arab Common Market for Electricity, which is the first item within the project,” noting that “the establishment is of great importance to the Arab countries in the implementation of the objectives of sustainable development.”
He pointed out that “the three ministers discussed the mechanisms of expanding Arab commodity trade to include all services, in preparation for the establishment of an Arab economic bloc.”