impede the progress of

See: delay, hold up
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Deane was too shrewd and practical a man to allow either his reminiscences or his snuff to impede the progress of trade.
As a result, working groups were established and additional meetings of the working groups were held in 2017 to discuss and identify up to three major issues that impede the progress of women in these regions.
Baghdad/ National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said that terrorism is trying to confuse the situation to impede the progress of the security forces.
It shall also measure progress regularly, validating the commitment of the parties to the achievement of the common national goals and detecting delays or issues that impede the progress of initiative implementation.
Meanwhile, the court issued a notice on pleas by Reliance Telecom and other accused in the 2G scam case seeking recall of its April 2011 order restraining all courts in the country from entertaining petitions set to impede the progress of the trial in the scam.
July 14 (Saba) - President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Sunday said that no one can impede the progress of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) Hadi made the statement in a breakfast he held this evening at the republican palace for the NDC's presidency and members on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan and the end of the NDC's second phase.
do nothing for the solving of trade frictions and will also impede the progress of economic recovery and severely dampen confidence in recovery," he said.
The PM also called on " political and social stakeholders to support the security efforts in matters of fight against criminality and block the plans to impede the progress of the country at home and abroad.
He said the government has no will to impede the progress of media but wishes and requests that it should research duly before spreading news.
Surely anyone with a modicum of common sense must realise that this would only serve to impede the progress of vehicles.
They will also prevent the interference and pressure of those who intend to impede the progress of countries such as Iran and China," the Iranian president noted.
FNC Speaker also asked the Western countries to review their security measures against Muslims that feeds the roots of intolerance and hatred and impede the progress of human civilization expressing the hope that Western countries understand that terrorism is not a state or nation and that Islam and Muslims distanced themselves from it.