Gulf dispute poses a challenge to march of GCC: Secy-Gen May 26, 2020 0 744 12345 QNARiyadhThe Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr Nayef Falah Mubarak al Hajraf has underlined that the GCC had been facing many challenges during the past four decades. It has witnessed many achievements in several areas and on more than one level. He said the council was able to overcome these challenges and preserve the achievements for the good, development, security and prosperity of the countries and its citizens.In a speech on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the GCC on Monday, the secretary-general said the GCC faces unprecedented challenges, and today requires more than ever collective thinking and cooperation to meet the challenges and deal with its repercussions.He stressed that the Gulf dispute, which is approaching its third year, constitutes a challenge to the march of GCC as it represents a common concern for all the countries of the council.He said the dispute is being addressed by the Amir of Kuwait HH Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah since the first day, and his efforts have received Gulf and international support.He said the other challenge facing the GCC is what the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has imposed on all aspects of life and affected all humanity. This issue requires the cooperation system to enhance joint action and collective preparedness to deal with the post-coronavirus world, with its economic, health, social, security, labour and strategic dimensions, to protect the people of the GCC states, safeguard their achievements and guarantee their future.The GCC secretary-general pointed out that the world after coronavirus and the great changes brought out by it requires the council to extrapolate the new global scene and prepare as a system to deal with the challenges, in order to ensure the GCC’s strategic position and safeguard the achievements of its people.He said the GCC countries and people will overcome these challenges and emerge as stronger, determined and more powerful, preserving the gains of the council, and developing its working mechanisms to ensure the sustainability of its effectiveness and leadership. RELATED ARTICLES Amir congratulates King of Jordan May 26, 2020 0 6976 Qatar distributes 50,000 food kits to expat communities to celebrate Eid May 26, 2020 0 3820 Qatar sees record 1,193 COVID-19 recoveries in a day May 26, 2020 0 6279 Qatar condemns southern Somalia explosion Qatar has condemned the explosion that targeted a gathering to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, north of Baidoa in southern Somalia, killing and injuring many people. In a statement on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs .. I received the best care to beat COVID-19: Iraqi doctor Catherine W Gichuki Doha A specialist paediatric surgeon at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), who beat coronavirus, has praised the excellent medical care he received for his recovery. Dr Muthana al Salihi, an Iraqi .. HMC sees 754 emergency gastro cases on second day of Eid Hamad Medical Corporation’s Hamad General Hospital (HGH) and Al Wakrah Hospital Emergency Departments received 754 cases on the second day of Eid Al Fitr on Monday. A majority of the cases were related to the ..