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GCC chief welcomes GCC, UK commerce ministers meeting

RIYADH, June 21 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf has welcomed the planned meeting between GCC commerce ministers and UK International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan in Riyadh on Wednesday.
In a press statement on Tuesday, the GCC chief stated that the GCC states are interested in bolstering economic and trade cooperation with the United Kingdom.
He admired the constructive moves taken by both sides to achieve this goal since their latest meeting in London last October.
Al-Hajraf noted that they have discussed during this meeting signing a joint free trade agreement to signal a new milestone in GCC-UK relations. (end) mdm.ibi