China and the oil-dependent Gulf monarchies said Wednesday they would accelerate talks on a free trade deal which has been under negotiation for more than a decade. The announcement, in a joint statement, came during a visit to Saudi Arabia by Chinese President Xi Jinping. "China and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) have decided to accelerate the pace of negotiations, review the progress made and hold the next round of negotiations in the second half of February 2016," the statement said.
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Topics: GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC)
Authors: WORLD BULLETIN