Palestine, China sign agreement on free trade
RAMALLAH, November 30, 2017 (WAFA - official PLO news agency) – Palestine
and China signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding on free trade
between the two countries during a ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s
office in Ramallah.
Minister of National Economy, Abeer Odeh, and deputy Chinese Minister of
Commerce, Wang Shouwen, signed the memorandum of understanding on free trade
in the presence of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and China’s ambassador to
Palestine, Chen Xingzhong.
Prior to this, Hamdallah received the deputy Chinese Minister of Commerce at
his office and discussed with him ways to enhance cooperation between the
Hamdallah praised China's continuous support for Palestine and pointed out
the importance of China's participation in the industrial zone, which will
be built in Tarqumiya, in Hebron district. He said this will contribute to
reinforcing the national economy and to the creation of jobs in Palestine.
He also briefed the guest on the obstacles facing development in Palestine
as a result of the Israeli occupation, especially in Area C, which is under
complete Israeli control and which makes 64% of the area of the West Bank.