UAE partakes Arab League’s Economic and Social Council meeting

CAIRO, 19th February 2015 (WAM) — The UAE Thursday participated in the 95th Ordinary Session of the Economic and Social Council of the League of Arab States, which took place at the pan-Arab organisation’s headquarters here.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, Mohammed Ahmed Al Shehhi, led the UAE delegation to the meeting.

During the meeting, participants discussed Arab countries’ action in climate change talks and Egypt’s initiative to combat terrorism and extremist ideology in cyberspace and through information and communications technology sectors, noted Al Shehhi.

Other topics of Thursday’s meeting included implementation of the resolutions issued by the Council during previous meetings, developments relating to the Greater Arab Free Trade Zone, pan-Arab customs union, investments in Arab countries, relations with international economic blocs, the unification of Arab building codes, a pan-Arab agreement on maritime transport, as well as pan-Arab cooperation on administrative development, preservation of Arab urban heritage, civil aviation, agriculture and fisheries.