NO. 12/13

26-DEC-1988/2 JAN1989


GCC-EC Negotiations on Free Trade Pact to Start in 1989

According to Mr. Claude Cheysson, outgoing EC Commissioner who leaves hispost at year-end, the negotiations for a second stage free trade agreementbetween the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the European Community (EC)will be a priority for the next European Commission which will take over on 1January. Mr. Cheysson explained that "the Commission felt that theagreement was so important that it...