Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) will chair, as of April 26, the Business Council of the member countries of the Agadir Agreement, said participants in the work of the third meeting of the signatory countries of the Agadir Agreement, while the Egypt Union of Industries will be vice-president, according to a UTICA statement released Monday.

The meeting, held Sunday in Oman, Jordan, examined the obstacles to the development of member countries’ trade, identified priority sectors, created sectoral working groups and discussed key achievements of the sector. the technical unit in the field of Arab cooperation.

They emphasised the need to promote the results and recommendations of sectoral studies.

The participants agreed to organise the 4th meeting of the Council in Morocco, on the sidelines of the business forum of the member countries of the Agadir Agreement and the countries of West Africa, members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The participants in this meeting, which was attended by a UTICA delegation chaired by Mohsen Boujbel representing the employers’ organisation in the council, called for follow-up and coordination with the business council on activities that concern the private sector.

They also recommended disseminating the results and recommendations of sectoral studies and highlighting the potential for complementarity. It also involves holding periodic meetings with officials of the European Union (EU) and international organisations and institutions, while ensuring coordination.

The business council of the member countries of the Agadir agreement (Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan) was created on January 20, 2016, in Morocco, on the sidelines of the meeting of the president and representatives of the four countries.