Council Of Ministers

Council Of Ministers
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The Council of Ministers is composed of the Ministers responsible for trade and officials designated by the Member states. The Council reports to the Assembly through the Executive Council. The Council of Ministers meets twice a year in ordinary sessions and may meet as and when necessary, in extraordinary sessions.

The Council of Ministers:

harmonises policies and strategies while enforcing the effective implementation of the Agreement;

considers reports and activities of the Secretariat and take appropriate actions; 

issues directives and make recommendations in line with the provisions of the Agreement; 

makes recommendations to the Assembly for the adoption, the staff and financial regulations of the Secretariat; in addition to providing authoritative interpretation of the Agreement