The State of Qatar will chair the 105th session of Economic and Social Council which its meetings start from February 2 to 6, succeeding the State of Palestine. The meetings will prepare the economic and social files that will be submitted to the regular Arab summit scheduled at the end of next March.
On Sunday, the Council begins its meetings with one for the Social Committee, to be followed by another for the Economic Committee on Monday on February 3. On Wednesday, the Council will hold a meeting at the level of senior officials and its meetings will be concluded on Thursday with a ministerial meeting.
This session's agenda includes a number of important items, the foremost of which are the economic and social file of the Arab League's council at the level of the summit scheduled to be held at the end of next March, follow up to the implementation of the decisions of the 4th session of Arab-African summit in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) 2016, the preparation for the economic aspects of the fifth summit, the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, and the developments of the Arab Customs Union, along with other economic and social items.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs