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King meets with chairman and members of ABC
Amman, 24 January 2004

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Friday met, in the presence of Bahraini Crown Prince Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, with Chairman and members of the Arab Business Council (ABC).

Deliberations focused on the document of priorities for Arab economy reform from the private sector's view point.

ABC Chairman Shafiq Jabr summarized the priorities as liberalization of economy, reform in order to ensure increase of inter-Arab trade, and Arab investment inside the region, among others.

Jabr expressed regards to His Majesty for his on going support to ABC which includes members from 14 Arab countries. ABC sources said that the council will meet in Dubai next April.