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GCC Ministers’ China Visit to Boost FTA – Global Times

Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, as well as GCC secretary general  are on a tour of China


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The diplomatic event comes amid a domestic resurgence in Covid-19 cases in some cities and regions, as well as the approaching Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Reuters

 

The first-ever group visit of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to Beijing may make breakthroughs in the negotiations over a China-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Global Times reported citing analysts.

Foreign ministers of four Middle East countries, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, as well as GCC secretary general  are on a tour of China from Monday to Friday.

 

Read the full report: Global Times

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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