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Submitted by Michael Crane (Russian Federation), Feb 15, 2006 at 12:54

In the Arab world, only 3% of foreign trade is done between Arab states. Asked about the reason of such poor cooperation, an Egyptian firend of mine, a good economist, said: "What can we exchange? Dates, yoghurt and camels are the same all over the Arab world."
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