‘No further talks after CEPA draft is signed in six months’
We are expecting to finalize negotiations by the year-end and then another three months to conclude the formalities for signature, says Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE’s minister of state for foreign trade
India and United Arab Emirates on Thursday started negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) that they aim to conclude by the year end. Though the Indian side indicated that first both sides will conclude an early harvest and then continue negotiating the CEPA, visiting Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi clarifies that there will be no further negotiations after the first draft is signed in six months' time. Edited excerpts:
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