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GCC summit calls for unity

GCC summit calls for unity

QNA
Riyadh
Commissioned by the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani participated in the 40th GCC Supreme Council at the Diriyah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday.
The PM attended a luncheon banquet held by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud for their highnesses, excellencies, and heads of delegations of Gulf countries participating in the GCC Supreme Council.
Earlier, the PM was welcomed upon arrival at the airbase airport by King Salman, HRH Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers HE Dr Musaad bin Mohammed al Aiban, and Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council HE Abdullatif Rashid al Zayani.
The GCC summit concluded with the call for achieving coordination, integration and interdependence among the GCC countries in all fields to attain unity.
The final statement underlined that the GCC countries stand united in the face of the attacks which Saudi Arabia was subjected to during the year, which embodies the defence policy of the GCC based on the principle of integrated and equal collective security principle.
The statement underscored that the security of the GCC states is an indivisible unit, indicating that any aggression against a GCC member state is an aggression on all members.
It noted the measures undertaken by the GCC countries as a result of the navigational attacks in the Gulf countries and the oil installations in Saudi Arabia, explaining that these measures confirmed the GCC states keenness on stabilising oil markets and the recovery of the global economy by preserving the interests of producing and consuming countries.
It underlined that the challenges facing the region emphasise the paramount importance of strengthening the mechanisms of cooperation between the GCC states in all areas.
The council praised the endeavors and sincere efforts exerted by the Amir of Kuwait HH Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah to bridge the rift that has marred the relations between the member states, and expressed its support for these efforts and the importance of continuing them within the framework of the united GCC house.
The council praised the success of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup hosted by Qatar, and the distinct organisation and efforts exerted to make this championship a success.
The GCC leaders underlined the keenness to preserve the strength and cohesion of the GCC and the unity of the ranks among its members, and to maintain this region as an oasis of stability, security, economic prosperity and social peace.
The statement also called for achieving financial and monetary unity by 2025.