|16 April, 2020

GCC states to create food supply safety network over coronavirus outbreak - Kuwait News Agency

The decision was taken after a virtual meeting of GCC trade and industry ministers

Kuwaiti volunteers wear protective masks as they fill charity boxes with essential household supplies to distribute to the needy, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Adeliah, Kuwait April 4, 2020.

Kuwaiti volunteers wear protective masks as they fill charity boxes with essential household supplies to distribute to the needy, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Adeliah, Kuwait April 4, 2020.

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DUBAI- The Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) six Arab monarchies have approved Kuwait's proposal for a common network for food supply safety, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Thursday.

The decision was taken after a virtual meeting of GCC trade and industry ministers to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak's impact on food supply safety.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam; writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Jon Boyle) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))

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