RIYADH, Oct 5 (KUNA) -- GCC ministers of finance and economy and central
bank governors are meeting here on Saturday to discuss a host of issues
primarily a planned Gulf monetary union, a customs body and railways, Bahraini
Minister of Finance Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Khalifa said.
Findings reached by a working team charged with the formulation of a single
customs system and an economic judicial agency will be considered, Sheikh
Ahmad, who chairs the current 97th session of the GCC economic and financial
cooperation committee, said in a keynote speech at the GCC gathering.
A uniform consumer protection system is also to discussed as a prelude to
presenting it to the GCC Supreme Council during its coming 34th session for
final approval and application, the Bahraini minister said.
The agenda of the GCC finance ministers and senior officials' meeting
includes an International Monetary Fund (IMF) paper on GCC financial policies
and challenges amid regional and international economic and financial
developments and their reflections on the GCC member states, he added.
Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Sheikh Salem
Abdulaziz Al-Sabah is attending the meeting. (pickup previous)
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