Al Marri confident of achieving 7% GDP growth this year, supported by reforms and agreements that the country has launched in the past few years.
Free flow of goods, services and capital remains a key driver of economic growth, minister stresses
The country is among six countries to be invited to become new members of the bloc
China, Russia want counter weight to West
Rains in top cane-growing districts have been 50% below average this year
ECB expected to pause rate hikes despite elevated inflation
Splits emerging over role of grouping